Facebook to Ban Posts Promoting White Nationalism and White Supremacy

I wonder if other forms of nationalism will also be banned? What about black nationalism? Jewish nationalism? Japanese nationalism? Polish nationalism? Nigerian nationalism?

Will Christian supremacy, Jewish supremacy and Islamic supremacy also be banned? If you are serious about your religion, you believe it is supreme, so will all religious people be banned from expressing their faith on Facebook?

From Haaretz: Facebook Inc announced Wednesday that it will soon ban white nationalist posts from its platform, reported Vice’s Motherboard. The new policy will ban statements like, “I am a proud white nationalist” and “Immigration is tearing this country apart; white separatism is the only answer.”

Facebook’s policy director of counterterrorism told Motherboard, “We decided that the overlap between white nationalism, [white] separatism, and white supremacy is so extensive we really can’t make a meaningful distinction between them.” The ban reportedly goes into effect next week.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after Facebook was heavily criticized for its role in the Christchurch mosque attack – which was briefly live streamed on Facebook.

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