Feb 26, 2019

Facebook bans Tommy Robinson's page

Facebook has taken down anti-Islamic leader Tommy Robinson's official page and Instagram profile for violating its policies on hate speech. A number of posts on his page had violated the social network's community standards, Facebook said in a blogpost. "Tommy Robinson's Facebook page has repeatedly broken these standards, posting material that uses dehumanising language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims." The ban means that Tommy Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, will not be allowed to set up an official Facebook page or Instagram profile in future. In November, PayPal said it would no longer process payments for Mr Robinson.

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