Facebook Bans Minister Louis Farrakhan

Minister Louis Farrakhan has been banned from Facebook. According to The Grio, Facebook announced on Thursday (May 2nd) that they have banned a number of high-profile accounts from its platform, including Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan. The social media platform claims that they made the decision because the accounts violate its rules against "dangerous individuals and organizations."

In addition to Farrakhan, Infowars publisher, Alex Jones and political commentator, Milo Yiannopoulos, are those who have also been blocked.

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