Facebook Removes Ads From Far-Right Gaming Group
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Facebook Removes Ads From Far-Right Gaming Group

Nearly eight months after Facebook removed Britain First–a far-right, fascist organization, from the platform for hate speech and violating its community standards–ads from the group began surfacing on the platform.

Facebook recently removed Britain First ads petitioning to stop a mosque from being built in the U.K. The ads were posted during the holiday season on a gaming page by Political Gamers TV, a network dedicated to “gamers worldwide who wish no limits on speech.”

Political Gamers TV is calling the removal of the ads “political discrimination” and plans to sue Facebook, according to the BBC. 

Facebook has made a growing effort to remove accounts, ads, and groups that violate its community standards. In November, Facebook removed alt-right group Proud Boys, its followers, and founder, Gavin McInnes, from using Facebook groups and Instagram after being linked to violent protests in New York.

Facebook is one of many social media platforms and other websites cracking down on hate speech and hate groups.

“Our team continues to study trends in organized hate and hate speech and works with partners to better understand hate organizations as they evolve,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement in November. “We ban these organizations and individuals from our platforms and also remove all praise and support when we become aware of it.”

Political Gamers TV’s Twitter and Instagram pages are still live.