Facebook removes home page of far-right group Britain First

In this file photo taken on January 29, 2018, far-right group Britain First leader Paul Golding (R) and deputy leader Jayda Fransen arrive at Folkestone magristrates court in Kent on January 29, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Facebook removes home page of far-right group Britain First

LONDON: Facebook has removed the official home page of the UK far-right group Britain First along with the pages of its two leaders because they violate the company’s standards, a statement said.
The group, who often polarise public opinion in the UK, gained prominence in November when US President Donald Trump retweeted some of its anti-Muslim videos, angering British leaders on both sides of the House of Commons.
Facebook said on Wednesday that content posted by the group and party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen “has repeatedly broken our community standards” despite written warnings, and incites hatred against minority groups.
The two Britain First leaders were recently convicted of religiously-aggravated harassment.
The group opposes what it calls the “Islamization” of Britain.


Twitter removes accounts linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

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Twitter removes accounts linked to Alex Jones, Infowars

  • Twitter permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope in early September
  • Other tech companies, including PayPal, YouTube, Apple and Spotify, have limited or banned Jones’ activities on their sites

LOS ANGELES: Twitter has removed some accounts thought to be used to circumvent a ban on conspiracy-monger Alex Jones and Infowars, the company said Tuesday.
A Twitter spokesman confirmed that the accounts had been removed but provided no additional comment. The company says it usually does not discuss specific accounts.
Twitter permanently suspended @realalexjones and @infowars from Twitter and Periscope in early September. It said it based that action in reports of tweets and videos that violated its policy against abusive behavior.
The company said it would continue to evaluate reports regarding other accounts potentially associated with @realalexjones or @infowars and would take action if it finds content that violates its rules or if other accounts are used to try to circumvent their ban.
Other tech companies, including PayPal, YouTube, Apple and Spotify, have limited or banned Jones’ activities on their sites.
Infowars has said the moves are intended to sabotaging the site just weeks before the midterm elections.
On Twitter and elsewhere, Jones has done such things as describe survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida, “crisis actors” and saying the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 was fake. He had about 900,000 followers on Twitter. Infowars had about 430,000.