These two groups in particular were already banned from Facebook, but subsidiary groups with white supremacist members were still promoting their causes, hence the action from the company.

It comes as Facebook is under pressure to moderate the content posted by President Trump, something it has not yet done despite action from Twitter and Snapchat after Trump tweeted statements that were said to glorify violence.

Facebook said that approximately 190 accounts were taken down for violating rules prohibiting hate speech.