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Britain First Leaders Among First 'Haters' Banned by Twitter

Britain First Leaders Among First 'Haters' Banned by Twitter

Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen seen in a Facebook video they recorded. (Screengrab of Facebook post/@Paul Golding)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:41 AM

Britain First Leaders Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding have been suspended from Twitter along with the group's account under the social media company’s revised rules on hate speech.

Three Twitter messages that included videos considered by some as anti-Muslim, and which were retweeted by President Donald Trump in November, could have factored into the suspensions, the BBC News reported.

The broadcaster said U.S. accounts that appear to be affected by Twitters new rules include Jared Taylor, head of American Renaissance; Michael Hill and Hunter Wallace, leader and public relations chief, respectively, of the League of the South; the American Nazi Party; the Traditionalist Worker Party, a white supremacist group; and End Time Paradigm, an account accused of posting anti-Semitic content.

Fransen and Golding were arrested in Northern Ireland last week after officials charged their actions there could lead to inflame tensions between Catholics and Protestants, the BBC said.

The Business Insider reported that Britain First is a far-right group that posts what some consider xenophobic, anti-Islam, and racists' messages on social media and that Britain First has about 1,000 members, according to the group Hope Not Hate.

The new Twitter guidelines came after some charged that the social media platform was not doing enough to protect those who have been harmed by abusive or hate speech, The Guardian reported. The new guideline were announced in November by chief executive Jack Dorsey.

Twitter briefly suspended its verification process, created to confirm the identity of users, after it was criticized for verifying the account of Jason Kessler, a prominent alt-right figure who helped organize the "United the Right" in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, the BBC News said.

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Britain First Leaders Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding have been suspended from Twitter along with the group's account under the social media company’s revised rules on hate speech.
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