Removing Richard Spencer from Facebook is a gesture, not a fix

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After a long month and an even longer week for Facebook, the social network is taking publicity-friendly steps to scrub hateful views from its platform.

Two pages associated with the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer were removed on Friday. Both the National Policy Institute, an organization that favors a white ethnostate, and Altright.com, Spencer’s online magazine, no longer have a home on Facebook.

The removals came after Vice News reached out to the site to find out why those two pages were still active. The query was prompted after Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted during his Congressional testimony that “we do not allow hate groups on Facebook.” Read more…

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