Facebook bans far-right group Britain First for inciting hatred

Facebook bans far-right group Britain First for inciting hatred, by Sarah Young.

Facebook said on Wednesday it banned Britain First from its platform for breaking rules against inciting hatred, blacklisting a far-right group brought to global attention when U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted its anti-Islamic posts.

Facebook said it had taken down Britain First’s Facebook page and those of its leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, for repeatedly violating rules designed to stop the incitement of hatred against minority groups. …

Facebook said it was careful not to remove posts or pages just because they were controversial and some people didn’t like them, but said that Britain First had gone further and broken its anti-hatred rules with its anti-Islam posts.

“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,” Facebook said in a blog post.

Meanwhile PC incitement of animosity and hatred against the usual targets is applauded by Facebook.

The BBC:

Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons that she welcomed the move and hoped other tech companies would follow.

British Muslim Jihadis are allowed back into the UK no worries. But for the native population, this.