Today Facebook bowed to pressure from anti hate organisations and deleted the page of Britain First. This anti Muslim hate page had amassed over 2 million followers (most of whom had been duped into following the page via click bait tactics).
The message to the far right, the alt right, the extreme right and every other idiot who thinks it acceptable to demonise and abuse communities in our country is a clear one. If you spread hate you are on the wrong side of the law (note both founders of Britain First are currently serving jail sentences) and you are acting immorally. Your actions will catch up with you and you will NOT be allowed to continue to sow the seeds of discord and hate within our country.
Facebook we thank you for this decision.
We would also like to thank co founder Halal Kitty who has worked tirelessly on this one and who has been active in joining and organising much of the opposition against this hate group.
To everyone who condemns hate – this is a victory for you all. And proof that nobody is too big to fail.
Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK