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Facebook to Ban Links to 4chan and 8chan Amid ‘Extremism’ Crackdown

Facebook has promised the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism that it will ban certain links to message boards 4chan and 8chan, amid a shakeup of its rules around “hate and extremism.”

According to the New York Times, the ban will cover any sections of 8chan and 4chan that are “dedicated to the distribution of vile content.”

Via NYT:

In a letter on Tuesday to Representative Max Rose of New York, the chairman of the subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Facebook also said it was “blocking links to places on 8chan and 4chan that are dedicated to the distribution of vile content.” That includes all content from 8chan’s notorious /Pol board, a page known for trafficking in violent, racist speech.



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