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Twitter, Facebook ban far-right figures for fake accounts, hate speech

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Tommy Robinson was banned from Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday.

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Two high-profile far-right figures were kicked off social media Tuesday.

Jacob Wohl, an internet hoaxer and conservative conspiracy theorist, which banned from fake accounts, according to the company. Robert Mueller, Justice Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Rep. Ilhan Omar.

"The accounts are suspended for multiple violations of the Twitter Rules, which are specifically and operating fake accounts," a Twitter representative said.

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Tommy Robinson, founder of the far-right English Defense League, banned from Facebook and Instagram for breaking hate speech rules. Facebook said in a Tuesday blog post that is involved in "organized hate" – or who support it – are not allowed on the platform.

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Robinson was banned from Twitter last year. He did not immediately respond to his request from Facebook and Instagram.

Social media sites have been grappling with hate speech and misinformation on their platforms. Last year, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was kicked off Twitter Facebook and YouTube, among other platforms. In October, Facebook linked to far-right extremists of the Proud Boys and said that in removes about 66,000 posts a week because of hateful rhetoric. Trump and some conservatives have raised concerns about perceived bias from social media and tech companies against right-wing figures and groups.

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