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Facebook has finally deleted Britain First and banned its leaders for "animosity and hatred"
By: Barfi Culture Team
Published: 14th March 2018

Facebook has deleted Britain First's Page and banned its leaders from the network, saying its content was "designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups".

It made the announcement today in a blog-post.

Last week several members of a group advising the government on tackling anti-Muslim bigotry called on Facebook to act after its leaders were convicted of hate-crimes.

A spokesperson for Facebook said this in a statement today:

"Content posted on the Britain First Facebook Page and the Pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our Community Standards."

"We recently gave the administrators of the Pages a written final warning, and they have continued to post content that violates our Community Standards. As a result, in accordance with our policies, we have now removed the official Britain First Facebook Page and the Pages of the two leaders with immediate effect."

"We do not do this lightly, but they have repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups, which disqualifies the Pages from our service."

Britain First had more than two million followers on its Facebook page. Last week Twitter also took action against the far-right group, deleting its account and that of its leaders.

Attention is likely to shift to YouTube, which still hosts Britain First's videos.


Article published on 14th March 2018 in the Media section




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