Anti-Muslim Hate Group Trump Retweeted Receives Permanent Facebook Ban

Anti-Muslim Hate Group Trump Retweeted Receives Permanent Facebook Ban

Facebook has banned the official page of far-right group Britain First and two of its leaders for breaching hate speech rules reportedly linked to videos and a photo captioned "Islamophic and Proud".

The social media platform deleted three pages - the Facebook page for Britain First, as well as pages for Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, two Britain First party leaders. Pages associated with those members were also booted from Facebook's platform.

In a statement issued by facebook it says: "There are times though when legitimate political speech crosses the line and becomes hate speech created to stir up hatred against groups in our society. But political views can and should be expressed without hate", the company said in a statement.

Social media company Facebook has banned pages belonging to far-right group Britain First, after its leaders were jailed for religously aggravated harassment.

When questioned by MPs at the end of past year, Facebook policy head Simon Milner told the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee that Facebook was "reviewing" the group's page after other social networks such as Twitter and YouTube suspended group accounts.

Facebook stated that the group had repeatedly broken the social media website's Community Standards, despite several warnings.

It is understood that the party leaders had been previously warned about repeatedly breaking standards, but continued to post content that violated them.


Fransen and Golding are both now serving jail time for religiously-aggravated harassment in Kent.

President Trump caused controversy a year ago when her retweeted three videos tweeted by Jayda Fransen that appeared to have an Islamophobic message.

Facebook stated: "We do not do this lightly, but they have repeatedly posted content created to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups, which disqualifies the pages from our service". The platform had removed the page once before, in 2015, but it said it was "a mistake", and quickly restored it.

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

The group will not be able to set up another Facebook page.

Britain First is a vile and hate-fueled group.

In a statement shared to Twitter on Wednesday, Khan said Facebook's decision to ban Britain First is a welcome step and urged other companies to follow suit.

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