Facebook red-flagged a far-right British political group. In fact, the group had a copycat name which is “Britain First”. People praised such action taken by the social media platform.
However, Facebook, Inc. banned the political group from the platform. Moreover, the authority removed the organization’s official Facebook page along with those of Britain First leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen.
Facebook accused that the group wasn’t abiding by the rules that prohibit hate speech on the social media platform. According to a CNN money report, Facebook stated that “repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups”. The incorporation further said, “There are times when legitimate political speech crosses the line and becomes hate speech designed to stir up hatred against groups in our society”.
Britain First happen to an infamous typical Facebook group. Nevertheless, the group drew global attention in 2017. Particularly, after U.S. President Donald Trump re-tweeted three provocative videos on Tweeter. As a matter of fact, though the tweet originally posted by the extremist leader Jayda Fransen. In fact, that event created a political riot which threatened the relationship between London and Washington. Then, Twitter suspended the group’s activities as well.
Good news, Advertisers, political leaders, and other influencers are putting pressures on the social media companies to clean such objectionable and illegal materials from their sites.