Facebook Blacklists Brit ‘Extremists’ and Censors All Support

Facebook is waging a campaign of censorship against political persons seen as polarizing and extreme, like Tommy Robinson who is banned from the platform, and discussion about him is also banned. (Sky News photo)

The Guardian – Years after dismissing fears it was empowering extremists, Facebook permanently banned a number of far-right organisations and individuals, including the British National Party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First.

The ban took effect last week, and it extends beyond the groups and individuals specifically cited as hate organisations: posts and other content that express praise or support for them will also be banned, as will users who coordinate support for the groups.

The move is the latest in a series of crackdowns by Facebook, beginning in February when it banned the rightwing activist Tommy Robinson under the same rules.

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