Facebook has banned pages belonging to far-right political group Britain First and its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen.
The company first said it was reviewing the pages in December, after Twitter banned the group and YouTube restricted some of their videos.
Britain First has been described by Prime Minister Theresa May as a hate group, and is the main far-right organisation in the UK.
Fransen and Golding still have accounts on another Facebook-owned platform, Instagram.
Facebook has banned pages for the far-right group Britain First and its two leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, from its platform.
The company said in a post that the group had repeatedly violated its policies and, after a final warning, neither the organisation or its leaders can set up new pages on Facebook.
The group hasn’t been totally kicked off Facebook. A search shows that Jayda Fransen still has a personal Facebook account, and several apparently unofficial pages dedicated to her.
Specifically, offences included a photo of Fransen and Golding tagged “Islamaphobic and Proud,” a post caption that compares Muslim immigrants with animals, and several videos that deliberately incite hateful comments against Muslims.
Here’s what Facebook said:
“Content posted on the Britain First Facebook Page and the Pages of …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics