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To think this is inciting racial hatred?

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Iwannasnack Fri 03-Mar-17 19:05:27

Stumbled across this thread on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/probritish/

I'm properly stunned at some of the comments. There's a taster in the pic if it works. Could some of these posters be prosecuted or aibu and it's all free speech?

MyBeloved Fri 03-Mar-17 19:08:21

It's vile. But you'd be amazed and shocked what's allowed on Facebook.

DJBaggySmalls Fri 03-Mar-17 19:09:13

Can you report accounts to Facebook? See what happens.

wildpoppiesanddaisies Fri 03-Mar-17 19:09:25

I'm not sure that it's inciting racial hatred so much as allowing us access to views people already had.

MyBeloved Fri 03-Mar-17 19:10:52

It'll be all about the nunbers of reports they get. You will get a generic reply stating that it does not breech their code of standards blah blah...hustle keep reporting and get others to. Eventually a hunan being will look at it.

wishcarry Fri 03-Mar-17 19:11:12

Wtf!that's awful.

Gottagetmoving Fri 03-Mar-17 19:11:33

I have seen far worse than that on facebook. Take a look at Britain First's page, the comments on there are disgusting.

SailAwayWithMeHoney Fri 03-Mar-17 19:13:29

If that's just a taster I'd say it's pretty shocking. That is bad enough. What planet do these people live on??

Mingewithafringe Fri 03-Mar-17 19:15:27

It annoys me that an anonymous teenager on twitter can have the police called on them with their IP address identified to find him/her for calling a celebrity a racial slur yet some little nobody with a full profile, name, location, pictures of his kids on show, can sit there and spout racist xenophobic bullshit on a public Facebook site.
It should be the same on all platforms, live by the sword....

Iwannasnack Fri 03-Mar-17 19:16:00

I feel like I've stumbled into another universe. Or in reality a different echo chamber to my usual timeline.

user1466690252 Fri 03-Mar-17 19:16:50

I report everything like that I can. The more people that report them, I think, the more likely they will be taken down. Report it op. It might not be much, but its the most proactive thing we can do in the situation

SumThucker Fri 03-Mar-17 19:19:18

Prosecuted under what charge though? I in no way agree with their comments, btw.

SouthPole Fri 03-Mar-17 19:26:33

I'd be pointing out that Barrie Farrell sounds like a fairly Irish name... (am Irish 🍀).

Iwannasnack Fri 03-Mar-17 19:28:08

I can't see how to report it? I can report individual posts but not the whole page?

MichaelSheensNextDW Fri 03-Mar-17 19:31:13

Tweet it to Sadiq Khan so he can sue if he wants? I don't understand how this shite is allowed, it's horrific.

PigletWasPoohsFriend Fri 03-Mar-17 19:36:16

It is rife on SM.

I have reported loads of stuff in the past and nothing happens.

Blatant anti-Semitism and Islamophobia is allowed to stay. Disgraceful.

RusholmeRuffian Fri 03-Mar-17 19:40:45

I've reported overt racism, threats to rape and all sorts of vile abuse on Facebook. Only about 1% have been removed.

Livelovebehappy Fri 03-Mar-17 19:41:17

The nature of the beast I'm afraid. Social media has brought us so many good things since its introduction over the last couple of decades. But it's also brought us a lot of bad things too.

mimishimmi Fri 03-Mar-17 19:43:24

What an idiot. As someone said, sounds like an Irish name. We don't exactly fare well when English nationalists rule the roost.

Satishouse Fri 03-Mar-17 19:44:28

Those of you that are shocked by this - are you shocked that people feel like this, or that they have aired their views on social media (and that facebook allow it to remain?)

CaoNiMa Fri 03-Mar-17 19:44:46

"Indigenous Brits". LOL. Celts only, in that case.

Iwannasnack Fri 03-Mar-17 19:47:35

Satishouse. Mainly shocked at how public and openly they are sharing their views. There's 100k people following that page.

SailAwayWithMeHoney Fri 03-Mar-17 21:16:03

Satishouse not shocked that they feel that way. Although I completely disagree with it, I'm absolutely aware that people do feel like that. Am shocked that they're so open about it on Facebook.
Unfortunately not even shocked that FB have allowed it to stand. A friend reported a rape meme that was circulating on FB, they thanked her for the report and said they couldn't find anything offensive and so it would not be removed.

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 05-Mar-17 10:44:20

Funnily enough I have just seen something similar on CB. A post calling for a boycott of Cadbury Creme eggs as they have halal certification ( Lindt was suggested as an alternative). Loads of comments about barbaric practices, animal cruelty, deporting all Muslims, banning halal etc. I pointed out that the product is vegetarian, so nothing was slaughtered to make it, that all meat is bled at slaughter and the majority of halal meat in the UK is pre-stuned, so identical slaughter method to conventional. Got told I didn't know what I was talking about ( I audit slaughter houses, including pre-stun halal) and provided with a link to the HFA website explains things of halal slaughter.
Pointed out that HFA allow pre-stun. Told that if it was stunned it wasn't halal and where did I get this idea from? Errr
,point 4 on the fact sheet from HFA?
Still not accepted as a valid point, as the poster was " very well read on Islam" ( I beg to differ).
You can't win with these biggots. I ended up by saying that I personally wasn't keen on white supremacists and neo- Nazis, so would be blocking them.
I'm sorely tempted to urge a boycott of their place of work due to the Islamophobia attitude of the management ( also appear to be anti-Trump eastern European based on previous comments), but I shall restrain myself!

Weedsnseeds1 Sun 05-Mar-17 10:44:58

fb not cb

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