Faith Goldy, five others, banned from Facebook and Instagram over hate

The federal government has welcomed six Canadian individuals and groups involved in ``organized hate'' being banned from Facebook and Instagram.

Those banned include right-wing commentator Faith Goldy.

Also banned are the Canadian Nationalist Front and its white nationalist chairman, Kevin Goudreau, Aryan Strikeforce, Wolves of Odin and Soldiers of Odin, AKA Canadian Infidels.

Facebook is imposing the ban after concluding the six spread hate and urge attacks on or exclusion of others based on their identity.

Goldy provided sympathetic coverage for Rebel Media of the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. and was subsequently fired by Rebel Media for taking part in a podcast on a neo-Nazi group's website.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he's happy the social media platforms have taken the action, saying hate speech is not protected speech.