Natural News—hawker of vitamins and far-right conspiracies—banned from Facebook

Natural News—hawker of vitamins and far-right conspiracies—banned from Facebook

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Facebook on Sunday removed the prominent health and conspiracy
site Natural News from its platform and banned its incendiary
founder from posting content.

Though Facebook did not immediately respond to Ars’ request
for comment on the suspension, Facebook’s move comes just a day
after The Daily Beast published a report into the
wild, far-right conspiracy theories
that have become staples on
Natural News.

The Beast’s article noted that Natural News began as an
alternative health site that railed against evidence-based medicine
and touted organic foods, unproven “natural” remedies, and
pseudoscience such as
homeopathy
—all while hawking supplements. Over the years, it
has morphed into a conspiracy-laden smorgasbord of far-right
theories. Now, between pop-up advertisements for probioitics,
guides on diets that supposedly prevent parasitic infections, and
an article claiming that sprouts are a “superfood,” Natural
News readers find articles with headlines, such as “This is what
the Left has become: Targeting retarded children for transgender
indoctrination,” “LGBT progressivism horrors: Parents to start
physically maiming their own babies to slice off all ‘gender’
organs in the name of progressivism and ‘equality,’” and
“All white people are being removed from history as revisionists
rewrite science, medicine and technology to eliminate pioneers
based on the color of their skin.”

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Natural News—hawker of vitamins and far-right conspiracies—banned from Facebook