Facebook has purged its platform of a series of high-profile personalities that it considers dangerous as they “promote or engage in violence and hate”, according to the social media giant.

The names included in the ban include controversial Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, who repeatedly uses anti-Semitic epithets and racially-charged attacks against those who disagree with his radical black nationalist agenda, as well as the unhinged extreme right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones...

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