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Facebook doesn’t allow far-right group Britain First, and the leadership in hate strict approach

File photo of People holding the Flag of the Union, while attending a british First rally as the deputy leader Jayda Fransen (L) looks on in Rochester, great Britain, November 15, 2014. (REUTERS/Kevin Coombs)

Facebook is banned far-right group Britain First and the leaders if the social network is clamping down on incitement to hatred.

The pages of Britain as the First of the group’s leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen are removed, the company confirmed Wednesday.

“The content posted on the uk’s First Facebook Page and the Pages of the party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our Community Standards,” Facebook explained in a statement. “We recently gave the administrators of the Pages of a written final warning, and they have continued to post content that violates our Community Standards.”

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Organisations and people who promote hate are not allowed, with a presence on Facebook, according to the social network of the Community Standards.

“As a result, in accordance with our policy, we have now removed the official Britain First Facebook Page and the Pages of the two leaders with immediate effect,” Facebook said in its statement. “We do not do this light, but they have repeatedly posted content designed to incite hostility and hatred against minority groups, which disqualifies the Pages of our service.”

French and Golding were imprisoned in the united kingdom earlier this month for hate crimes against Muslims. In November 2017, Britain First was deregistered as a political party by the election commission, the UK, the election of the watchdog.

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Last year, President Trump sparked controversy when he retweeted three anti-Islamic videos posted by the French.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed Facebook’s move. “Facebook’s decision to remove Britain First the content of the platform is welcome. This is a vile and hate-fuelled group whose sole purpose is to sow division,” he tweeted Wednesday.

Facebook’s decision to remove Britain First the content of the platform is welcome. This is a vile and hate-fuelled group whose sole purpose is to sow discord. #endthehate pic.twitter.com/Eq49AWu43p

— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) March 14, 2018

In December, Twitter suspended the accounts of Britain First, Golding and Fransen as part of an approach of the extreme right accounts designed to tackle incitement to hatred.

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