Facebook takes down Britain First ads

Facebook takes down Britain First ads

Facebook takes down Britain First ads

facebook takes down britain first ads - Facebook takes down Britain First ads

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Political teams had been spending expanding quantities of cash on Facebook ads

Ads for a Britain First petition to forestall a mosque being in-built Maidstone, Kent, seemed on Facebook over the Christmas duration, in spite of the gang being banned by way of the social community.

The 3 ads and the web page on which they originated have now been got rid of, after BBC News contacted Facebook.

Political Gamers TV says that is unfair because it has no direct hyperlinks with Britain First and simply studies its actions.

Britain First says it’s suing Facebook for “political discrimination”.

‘Hate speech’

Political Gamers TV informed BBC News: “If any of our paid ads went against the Facebook policies, why were they approved by Facebook in the first place during the review process which all ads go through?”

The ads have been first noticed and reported to Facebook as hate speech by way of consumer Brian Whelan on 2 January and he won a typical reaction from Facebook announcing that the web page in query didn’t “go against one of our specific community standards”.

An afternoon later, when the BBC were given in contact, it had modified its thoughts.

“We thank the BBC for bringing the page Political Gamers TV to our attention, which violated our policies and has now been removed,” Facebook informed BBC News.

“We urge people to use our reporting tools if they find content that they believe violates our community standards, so we can continue to take appropriate action such as this.”

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The Facebook pages of birthday party leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, have additionally been got rid of

Political Gamers TV informed BBC News it was once “a new, growing patriotic gaming youth movement… here to defend the rights of gamers and games from the unfair treatment of male gamers coming from SJWs [social justice warriors], feminists and left-wing activists”.

Facebook banned Britain First in March, taking out the pages of its chief and deputy for violating its group requirements.

‘Political gerrymandering’

In a commentary on the most recent construction, the gang accused Facebook of having too considering politics.

“Facebook censored Britain First, chopping off 2.7 million of our supporters.

“Now, they’re intentionally concentrated on someone who posts content material supportive of Britain First.

“This is political gerrymandering and censorship at its worst.

“This is why Britain First is suing Facebook for political discrimination, in Belfast High Court.”

Mr Whelan informed BBC News: “The Political Gamers channel is a lot more small fry – but it surely presentations that Facebook are nonetheless taking ads from such teams and are not in a position to filter the teams they publicly mentioned they’ll ban.

“Nobody from Facebook was in touch to say they had banned the account, or clarify anything.”


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