As part of its effort to remove white nationalist organizations and rhetoric from its platform, Facebook has banned 6 Canadian accounts, according to Global News. The accounts have been taken down under the "Dangerous Individuals and Organizations" policy, the CBC clarifies.
Faith Goldy, a Canadian nationalist who espouses what many describe as racist views, is among those who have been banned.
The Trump-supporter and former candidate for mayor of Toronto has taken to Twitter to express her frustration. "Our enemies are weak and terrified," she claims.
🚨BANNED FROM @FACEBOOK & @INSTAGRAM🚨— Faith J Goldy (@FaithGoldy) April 8, 2019
Somehow 🇨🇦’s state media had enough advance warning to get a piece out before even I found out!
Bookmark https://t.co/THqYwXPkus right now‼️
Our enemies are weak & terrified😂
They forget most revolutions were waged before social media! pic.twitter.com/bw9XnjLsOE
TLDR: Faith Goldy is among the Canadians now banned from Facebook for espousing white nationalist views. Most Canadians on Twitter are ecstatic.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Canadians have taken to Twitter to celebrate the move by Facebook. Many say that Goldy has finally received her just deserts.
BREAKING: Faith Goldy has been banned from Facebook under their new policy against white nationalism. We have been calling for them to remove Goldy for several weeks, and this was the test that the new policy would be meaningful in Canada. #cdnpoli #topoli https://t.co/1tTyH8GeyO pic.twitter.com/kuXKJuqNOH— Canadian Anti-Hate Network (@antihateca) April 8, 2019
HALLELUJAH Facebook Bans Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Latest Crackdown https://t.co/dPtNxqvnqe— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) April 8, 2019
Others are mocking Goldy.
Despite some posts that voice support for Goldy, most are glad she's gone.
Many are deploying Goldy's own views against her:
Sending you thoughts and prayers.— Jarvis Googoo (@JarvisGoogoo) April 8, 2019
Problem solved 😅😂🤣
Facebook has determined that Faith Goldy is an 'Individuals ... who spread(s) hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are' and banned her from Facebook. pic.twitter.com/nGrEbZ6YMt— Cliff (@RustyIdols) April 8, 2019
What wonderful news to come into work today. Poor widdle hate filled Faith Goldy. I bet she's foaming at the mouth as we speak :)— firechild (@firechild) April 8, 2019
*Faith Goldy gets banned from FB*— Joyeux Hendrickson (@JoyeuxH) April 8, 2019
Some are laughing at her response.
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Some hope this is just the beginning of a larger effort by social media companies.
Good riddance to Faith Goldy + white supremacists from @facebook - glad to see action was finally taken!— Saman Tabasinejad (@samantabasin) April 8, 2019
Wasn't so hard was it?
Now it's your turn, @Twitter!
Ban 'em. Ban all of the white supremacists🙌🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/RVBvTCQQjD
In conclusion, Canadians are pleased that Facebook has taken steps to remove harmful rhetoric and those that would perpetuate it.