Facebook allows far-right group Britain First to set up new pages and buy adverts despite vow to combat extremism

Paul Golding used page to spread conspiracy theory over New Zealand terror attack. Facebook has allowed far-right group Britain First to set up new pages and pay for adverts, despite vowing to crack down on extremists. Days after the social media giant was used to livestream the New Zealand terror attack, The Independent can reveal Facebook anti-Muslim leader Paul Golding set up two new platforms. One was functioning as Britain First’s official page and had more than 7,300 followers, with Golding posting pictures from a “Britain First defenders” training day and telling people to “pray for churches” in response to the Christchurch mosque shooting.
He shared a link to a conspiracy theory claiming the alleged culprit Brenton Tarrant, a white supremacist who deliberately targeted Muslims, was “linked to left-wing groups”.The second page, called “authentic Paul Golding”, was a personal profile but also named him as the leader of Britain First and linked users to the group’s website.

via independent: Facebook allows far-right group Britain First to set up new pages and buy adverts despite vow to combat extremism

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