Nation Of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Banned By Facebook And People Are Outraged

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 11: (EDITORS NOTE: All images taken by Getty Images inside the Staples Center at Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life have been reviewed and approved for distribution by Atlantic Records)  Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, speaks onstage during Nipsey Hussle's Celebration of Life at STAPLES Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images For All Money In Records and Atlantic Records)

Nation Of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Banned By Facebook And People Are Outraged

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Published May 2, 2019

Facebook announced today that it will ban Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan from its app as well as Instagram.

The social media company cited the Minister's previous anti-Semitic language as the primary reason for his expulsion. Infowars host Alex Jones and right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos were also among those banned on Thursday. As to why the accounts were barred, Facebook says it will ban anyone promoting hate or violence.

"We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business in a statement. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."

Some people are questioning why Facebook decided to announce the bans all at once. Many believe it was to create a wide array of positive headlines. Others believe the Farrakhan banning was slipped in to show balance.

  1. In general, many were outraged including Snoop Dogg who encouraged his followers to post videos of the Minister’s pro-Black messages.

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  3. See some reaction to Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Facebook and Instagram ban below

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images For All Money In Records and Atlantic Records

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