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White Supremacist Richard Spencer Blocked From Facebook

Facebook is the latest platform to expel white supremacist Richard Spencer. The website has removed three pages that belonged to the white supremacist, the BBC reported.

Spencer, who is known for popularizing the term “alt-right,” ran the Facebook page of his National Policy Institute think tank, another one promoting his AltRight.com news analysis website, and his personal page.

At a time when Facebook is under scrutiny for privacy concerns, the social media website is taking action against hate speech.

Spencer rose to prominence in 2016 when he was filmed celebrating President Trump’s election win by cheering: “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory,” to an audience who responded with Nazi-like salutes.

He has also sparked more recent controversy during his “college tour,” which brought about violent protests.

Spencer still has active accounts on Twitter and YouTube.

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