RIGHT Wing Activist Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook.
His page, that had more likes than any mainstream political figure in the UK was purged in the past few hours.
Along with Tommy’s page, accounts linked to admins of Politicalite UK have also been disabled, meaning we have currently lost access to our Facebook page – and are unable to post updates to our more than 40,000 followers.
Facebook, in a statement, said: “When ideas and opinions cross the line and amount to hate speech that may create an environment of intimidation and exclusion for certain groups in society – in some cases with potentially dangerous offline implications – we take action.
“Tommy Robinson’s Facebook page has repeatedly broken these standards, posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims. He has also behaved in ways that violate our policies around organized hate.”
Tommy Robinson said: “If this isn’t the evidence that you needed, headlines now from The Guardian, The Guardian, before I’ve been told, so they’re all working together with the media, they have deleted me from Facebook and apparently I’m being deleted from Instagram. I can still make this video at the minute, but I’m being deleted.” He appealed to his supporters follow him to his personal website, saying: “We have to fight this censorship.”
Politicalite founder Jordan James, who is of mixed-race heritage slammed the move adding: “Removing Tommy, who is a key political figure and represents millions of working-class people across the UK is tantamount to foreign political interference and an attack on democracy.”
“Banning admins related to the Politicalite page and taking away our access is the direct suppression of free speech – and to highlight the ridiculousness of this move, take this – Facebook says that I promote ‘Hate Speech’ – but hang on a moment, I’m a queer mixed-race Jamaican guy – how can Facebook BAN me for being ‘racist’ and promoting ‘Hate Speech?’, those are TWO things i’m against given my background. This stinks.”
The move came after almost 850,000 had watched his expose on the BBC and Hope Not Hate and after THOUSANDS turned up to watch Tommy expose the corporation outside their offices in Salford Quays.
UPDATE: Alongside Tommy, scores of his supporters, especially those in UKIP, have been targeted for removal. Gerard Batten MEP will release a statement later.