Facebook bans far-right group Britain First for inciting hatred

Broadcom ends bid for Qualcomm after President Trump nixes deal
March 14, 2018
Bitcoin exchange reaches deal with Barclays for UK transactions
March 14, 2018
This post was originally published on this site

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook said it banned Britain First from its platform for breaking rules against inciting hatred, blacklisting a far-right group brought to global attention when U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted its anti-Islamic posts.

Balloons are seen in front of a logo at Facebook’s headquarters in London, Britain, December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Facebook said on Wednesday it had taken down Britain First’s Facebook page and those of its leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, for repeatedly violating rules designed to stop the incitement of hatred against minority groups.

Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle