Jan 7, 2019

Facebook takes down Britain First ads

Ads for a Britain First petition to stop a mosque being built in Maidstone, Kent, appeared on Facebook over the Christmas period, despite the group being banned by the social network. Britain First says it is suing Facebook for "Political discrimination". Political Gamers TV told 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 were first spotted and reported to Facebook as hate speech by user Brian Whelan on 2 January and he received a standard response from Facebook saying that the page in question did not "Go against one of our specific community standards". Facebook banned Britain First in March, removing the pages of its leader and deputy for violating its community standards.

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