Apr 16, 2018
Facebook expels alt-right figurehead
Facebook has banned the American white nationalist who popularised the term "Alternative right". Facebook has not commented, but the BBC understands the blocks are permanent. Mr Spencer has denied being a "White supremacist", but has spoken in favour of creating a North American country restricted to white people. Facebook's decision to act now does not appear to have been triggered by a fresh event involving Mr Spencer. Rather, Vice News has suggested that the move was a response to a question it had fielded about why Facebook had not already taken such action.
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