Rapper Snoop Dogg, left, took to Instagram to strongly disagree with Facebook over the banning of Minister Louis Farrakhan, right. In a profanity-laced video, Snoop invited Mark Zuckerberg to ban him from Instagram. He also suggested a boycott of Facebook and Instagram. "What if we ban y'all?" he asked.
Minister Farrakhan was banned along with conservative bloggers Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson and others who are deemed "dangerous individuals and organizations."
Facebook explained the banishments were necessary because Farrakhan and the others were "dangerous individuals... that promote or engage in violence and hate."
"We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," Facebook said in a statement on Thursday. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."
Minister Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam which is considered a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center cited Farrakhan as "deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT."
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