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Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi


Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures

The company has struggled to control far-right hate speech on the platform in recent yearsFacebook banned several prominent accounts promoting white nationalism on the platform on Thursday.Accounts barred from Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Instagram, as part of the new enforcement include the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the neo-Nazi sympathizer Milo Yiannopoulos and the anti-Muslim figurehead Laura Loomer. Jones was previously banned from Facebook but still had an account on Instagram,...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, US news, The far right, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer Jones


Ultranationalism in Ukraine – a photo essay

The growing presence of far-right groups in Ukraine leaves the west in a quandary. The ultranationalists have played a key role in fighting Russia-backed separatist rebels and are now challenging government corruption. But they are pushing for changes that go against democratic idealsThe country’s ultranationalist groups came to the fore in 2014, when they kickstarted massive street protests that led to the ousting of the Russia-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych. Russia responded by annexing ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Art and design, The far right, Crimean Peninsula, Viktor Yanukovych Russia


Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK

More than 100 false accounts posed as far-right and leftwing activists to sow division, says companyFacebook has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its social networks – the first time it has done so for UK-based operations seeking to influence British citizens.The operation was spread over Facebook and Instagram and used a network of fake accounts to pose as both far-right activists and their opponents. It ran pages and groups whose ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, US news, Silicon Valley, The far right


YouTube defends decision to keep Tommy Robinson on its site

Firm’s move comes as Amazon removes one of far-right activist’s books from saleYouTube has defended its decision to keep Tommy Robinson on its platform, arguing that the far-right activist’s content on its site is fundamentally different from the posts that led Facebook and Instagram to delete his account last week.Additionally, Amazon has removed one of Robinson’s books, Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam, from sale. His autobiography remains on the site. The company confirmed its dec...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, UK News, The far right, Mohammed, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Additionally Amazon, Muslims Kill For Islam


Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram

Far-right founder of English Defence League repeatedly breached hate speech rulesTommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking the sites’ policies on hate speech, Facebook said.The company said Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, broke rules that ban public calls for violence against people based on protected characteristics; rules that ban supporting or appearing with organised...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, The far right, English Defence League, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon


Charlottesville, one year on: far right and antifa clash again – in pictures

Unite the Right rally in Washington DC outnumbered by opposing groups 12 months after Heather Heyer was hit by a car and killed‘Hell no’: counterprotesters outnumber white supremacists at White House rally Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Protest, White House, World news, US news, News photography, Washington Dc, The far right, Charlottesville, Heather Heyer


Flares and Fury: the Battle of Lewisham 1977

On Saturday 13 August 1977, anti-racist protestors and members of the local community fought with the police and supporters of the National Front who were marching through the London borough. Observer photographer John Hodder covered the clashes for Sunday’s front page. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Protest, UK News, News photography, Race issues, The far right, Gnm Archive, Lewisham, Observer, National Front, John Hodder


Photographs don't lie: why does Austria flirt with fascism?

Gustav Metzger used a photo of Jewish men scrubbing Viennese streets under the gaze of sneering Nazis to remind the world about antisemitism. The narrow defeat of Norbert Hofer proves his message is as relevant as ever Related: The far right’s narrow defeat in Austria should be a wake-up call for Europe | Owen Jones The images come swimming back. The old black and white photographs are suddenly new again. It is March 1938 and Jews are being forced to scrub the streets of Vienna. Uniformed Nazi...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Culture, Austria, Art and design, The far right, Nazism, Owen Jones, Gustav Metzger, Norbert Hofer



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