The Washington Post just labeled Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as a “far-right leader”:
Breaking: Facebook bans far-right leaders including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being "dangerous" https://t.co/ngiuTAGw3y
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 2, 2019
WTF are they smoking?
This is ridiculous from the Washington Post.
Since when was Louis Farrakhan “far-right??” pic.twitter.com/8NTAnZWl4I
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 2, 2019
From the article:
Facebook said on Thursday it has permanently banned several far-right figures and organizations including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Infowars host Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer, for being “dangerous,” a sign that the social network is more aggressively enforcing its hate speech policies under pressure from civil rights groups.
Facebook had removed the accounts, fan pages, and groups affiliated with these individuals after it reevaluated the content that they had posted previously, or had reexamined their activities outside of Facebook, the company said. The removal also pertains to at least one of the organizations run by these people, Jones’ Infowars.
It would be “hilarious” if it wasn’t so sad:
Hilarious. Now Louis Farrakhan is “far-right”. https://t.co/vy9DE3j2KT
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 2, 2019
Here are some photos of the far-right leader reaching across the aisle to meet with liberals:
Yes. Farrakhan is practically a pariah to liberals. pic.twitter.com/j9Sh8XsGNU
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) May 2, 2019
Screenshot for posterity:
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) May 2, 2019
Update: And now it’s changed:
WaPo changed its headline from "Facebook bans far-right leaders including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being 'dangerous'" to "Facebook bans extremist leaders including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos for being ‘dangerous.'" You can see in URL.
— Kelly Jane Torrance (@KJTorrance) May 2, 2019