Facebook is banning white nationalism and white separatism because of conversations it had with civil rights advocates like SumOfUs.
You made this happen! Your demands put on the pressure, your shareholder power upped the ante, and your donations got us into key meetings with Facebook’s executives and investors.
This announcement to ban white nationalism and separatism from its massively influential platform is long overdue.
White supremacy is terrorism, and as we’ve seen from the horrific attacks in New Zealand, it’s been allowed to fester and grow on websites like Facebook completely unchecked for too long.
This news is a great first step, but we can’t be done yet. Black, brown, Muslim, Immigrant, and other marginalized communities deserve to feel safe online and offline and it's on us to keep the pressure on Facebook as it enforces this new ban on violent content.
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