LONDON (AP) — Facebook has taken down the page and Instagram profile of far-right activist Tommy Robinson after determining he violated policies forbidding hate speech.
The social media giant said Tuesday in a statement that Robinson posted material using dehumanizing language and calling for “violence targeted at Muslims.”
Facebook says “this is not a decision we take lightly, but individuals and organizations that attack others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook or Instagram.”
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Tommy Robinson is the pseudonym for Stephen Yaxley-Lennon. The activist, who founded the anti-Islam English Defense League, has built a large online following with links to international white nationalist and far-right movements
He told Britain’s Press Association that he’s breached no rules and that “people will be astonished by this censorship.
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