Facebook shuts down Britain First pages over anti-Muslim content

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Back in 2017, President Trump took on a wave of criticism when he retweeted videos published by Britain First.  In the videos, people said to be Muslims allegedly carried out acts of violence and hate.  However, the media focused on where the videos came from versus the crimes and acts of hate that took place in the videos.

In a move that spells trouble for any publisher who posts content that can be deemed anti-Muslim, Facebook has removed the pages of Britain First and its leaders.

According to the BBC, Facebook said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards.

The take down comes on the heels of Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, being jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment earlier this month.

More than two million people had liked the group’s Facebook page.  The pages of Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen also had large followings, but they too are removed.

Facebook says the decision to remove the pages was made after Britain First had ignored a final warning about the posting of material that broke its community standards.

The BBC writes: “It is understood that Facebook judged the videos and photos to be designed to incite hatred against Muslims.”

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