Facebook bans white nationalism and separatism on its platforms
White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File

Facebook Inc on Wednesday announced a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on its social media platforms, furthering its efforts to tackle hate speech.

These bans will be enforced next week, the social media giant said in a blog post.

Facebook said it would also start connecting people who search for terms associated with white supremacy to organizations focused on helping people leave behind hate groups.

Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva