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Anti-Islam Britain First group banned by Facebook

Facebook shuts down far-right Britain First for inciting hatred towards minorities.

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Britain First leader Paul Golding was sentenced to 36 weeks in jail last week for religiously-aggravated harassment [Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images]

Facebook has barred the far-right group Britain First as well as its leaders from posting, accusing them of inciting hatred against minorities.

The social media giant said on Wednesday that on several occasions it warned the right-wing group – which has about two million likes on Facebook – that they had violated the terms of its community standards guidelines on hate speech.

A Facebook statement said, “We do not do this lightly.”

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