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to remove any FB friends who share Britain First posts?

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gunting Sun 26-Jun-16 21:18:35

I have a friend who keeps sharing rubbish from Britain First. I respect that people can do as they please on their Facebook page but I get irrationally angry when I see any of this bile.

Am I right to delete them?

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 26-Jun-16 21:20:23


Delete or if you are worried it will cause difficulty in RL, unfollow.

Passmethecrisps Sun 26-Jun-16 21:20:39

Of course you are. I see my Facebook feed as my little kingdom. It is my kingdom - not a democracy. If I don't like what you say I don't need to see it so I hide, block and unfriend with a free will

edwinbear Sun 26-Jun-16 21:21:29

I've unfollowed anyone posting long rambling, political, monologues. I may follow them again once the hysteria has died down and they get off their soap boxes.

Passmethecrisps Sun 26-Jun-16 21:21:41

Family I tend to hide so it doesn't cause an issue for my parents (which is ridiculous in itself)

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Sun 26-Jun-16 21:22:07

It's your FB, you can do whatever you want. I am swift and merciless with this kind of thing on FB. Piss me off and it's bye bye.

BarbaraofSeville Sun 26-Jun-16 21:23:23

I think the problem with Britain First is that they write posts that at first glance are all about good things (support our brave armed forces, lets condemn the scumbags that mugged lovely old Doris, that sort of thing) that, being charitable, many people don't realise the evil behind them, hidden in in tiny writing.

Well that's what I hope the reasoning is when I see someone sharing a Britain First post, that they are a bit dim and naive, rather than a nasty racist, because I am really surprised at some of the people that share that stuff. Maybe it is better to challenge them before deleting them - ask them if they realise they area sharing racist crap, maybe they aren't aware <clutches at straws>.

MyBreadIsEggy Sun 26-Jun-16 21:23:50

I've already done it.
Just for persepective: my mum is Polish, my dad is British - my sister and I were born in Poland, but we've lived here since I was 5. There are members of my dad's family (some of my aunts, uncles, cousins, my own grandparents!) that still share those kind of xenophobic posts, and spout that shit and bile out's as if they forget I'm there hmm and then when I challenge them on it, I'm usually met with: "but you're not those kind of immigrants" hmm

Birdsgottafly Sun 26-Jun-16 21:26:16

I tend to gently challenge, or even worse, quote the facts, to point out the ridiculousness of the post.

nancy75 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:26:31

Not Britain first but just a ridiculous, a person on my Facebook has a link for a petition urging boris Johnson to lock sadiq Khan in the Tower of London and charge him with treason and heresey. 10 thousand people have signed it! What the bloody hell is going on?

RestlessTraveller Sun 26-Jun-16 21:29:52

During the last election I put a status on my FB that said "I do not entertain the BNP or UKIP at my door and I will not entertain Britain First on my FB page. You will be unfriended." I carried it through and still do so today.

mrsfuzzy Sun 26-Jun-16 21:30:13

you won't be a loss to them if you are so judgy tbh, it wouldn't bother me if i was on fb.

Creatureofthenight Sun 26-Jun-16 21:31:14

I'd unfriend them in real life too.

FuzzyWizard Sun 26-Jun-16 21:34:48

This used to bother me so I selected the option to not see any posts from Britain First. Now I have no idea who may or may not share their bollocks because I don't see it.

gunting Sun 26-Jun-16 21:52:46

They have been culled. I know most of the posts are just seemingly harmless 'patriotic' stuff that appeals to the lowest common denominator but the obsession with Muslims and threatening Sadiq Khan with direct militant action is too much for me. They make my skin crawl.

RestlessTraveller Sun 26-Jun-16 21:54:55

I admit I am very judgey about racists mrsfuzzy, as I believe we should all be.

KayTee87 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:56:57

I have, so no you're not unreasonable coz I'm never unreasonable wink

MyBreadIsEggy Sun 26-Jun-16 21:57:31

What RestlessTrraveller said 👌🏻

ilovesooty Sun 26-Jun-16 21:58:39

Yes I think most decent people would object to racism too.

OutsiderInTheGarden Sun 26-Jun-16 22:01:35

Good on you OP! I did this a while back. No room for racist fuckwits in my life. My brother's girlfriend does not talk to me anymore because I kept telling her how offensive, ignorant and ill-informed the material she was sharing on FB was. She's czech and my other SIL is a Turkish muslim. So what did she expect? For a while I kept sharing the spoof FB posts from Britain Furst with all the closet racists in my friends list, but they obviously weren't bright enough to get the hint. They have all since been culled.

Passmethecrisps Sun 26-Jun-16 22:04:36

I also have a cull every year round about the orange marches. I am perfectly comfortable with being judgey of that

MrHannahSnell Sun 26-Jun-16 22:04:39

Just remember OP they'll be the Govt. come October.

gunting Sun 26-Jun-16 22:07:28

Outsider I don't blame you. I can't be arsed to argue with each and every one of them. You can't argue with stupid.

Hannah I bloody well hope not!!

WellDoYaPunks Sun 26-Jun-16 22:11:42

Not at all, I've done it twice recently. But then they're playground mum friends not old friends, if one of my old friends started sharing Britain first crap, never mind fb I'd have them sectioned

Sunsetplumset Sun 26-Jun-16 23:18:44


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