Facebook Bans British Far-Right Activist
They’re taking extreme measures. Tommy Robinson was booted from the social network and its Instagram subsidiary for violating community standards by promoting “organized hate.” Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, had posted Islamophobic material, Facebook claims, calling for violence against Muslims. Already banned from Twitter, Robinson claims he simply showed people “the truth.”
Is Facebook getting tougher on hate speech? Last year alone, its crackdown forced far-right groups Britain First and the Proud Boys, as well as Infowars’ Alex Jones, off the platform.
Check out OZY’s feature on the European far-right’s obsession with paganism.