Facebook, Instagram ban white nationalists as part of expanded definition of hate speech

Facebook, Instagram ban white nationalists as part of expanded definition of hate speech

Facebook is broadening its definition of hate speech to apply to white nationalists and white separatists.The company previously allowed posts from th

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Facebook is broadening its definition of hate speech to apply to white nationalists and white separatists.The company previously allowed posts from those groups even though it has long banned white supremacists.READ MORE: Anti-discrimination group wants to create mapping tool of hatred across CanadaIn a blog post Wednesday, the social network said it previously linked expressions of white nationalism with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism — such as American pride or Basque separatism, both of which are still allowed.WATCH: Google CEO asked what company is doing to combat white supremacy

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