Facebook bans UK’s biggest far-right organizations, including EDL, BNP, and Britain First

Facebook has permanently banned the UK’s biggest far-right organizations and leaders, saying they fall under the social network’s new definition of “dangerous individuals and organizations.”

Groups affected by the ban include the British National party (BNP), English Defence League (EDL), and Britain First. Twelve individuals have been permanently removed from the site, including the BNP’s former chairman Nick Griffin; leader of Britain First, Paul Golding; former deputy leader of Britain First, Jayda Fransen; and National Front leader Tony Martin.

“Individuals and organizations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of…

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