Facebook removes UK ‘fake news’ network. Satirical Websites to be hit the hardest – as fake Tommy Robinson supporters no longer troll their comments.

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Facebook removes UK 'fake news’ network. Satirical Websites to be hit the hardest - as fake Tommy Robinson supporters no longer troll their comments

Facebook has removed more than 130 accounts, pages and groups it says were part of a UK-based misinformation network.

Everyone of them were pro-Tommy Robinson, pro-Brexit, pro-Trump, pro-Russia and very pro-anti-leftism.

Satire websites were heard from hundreds of miles away bemoaning how now none of their articles will get any comments, and they will subsequently track badly on Facebook, leading to a loss in advertising revenue.

It is the first time it has taken down a UK-based group targeting messages at UK citizens.

The Daily Mail will now have to find somewhere else to try viralise its poisonous bile.

Facebook said it has shared the discovery with both law enforcement and the government.

For the record, the first time the company has voluntarily shared data with anyone.

The group gained followers by setting up innocent-looking pages and groups. They were later renamed, at which point they started posting politically-motivated content.

It attracted everyone who has ever used the term ‘would of’ instead of ‘would have’, as well as those who are unfamiliar with both the concepts of ‘paragraphs’ or ‘spelling’.

175,000 people followed at least one of the fake pages, including 35 Instagram profiles.

But then, people follow the Kardashians, which is arguably worse.

The company said the pages “engaged in hate speech and spread divisive comments on both sides of the political debate in the UK”.

As such, the official Facebook pages of Jacob Rees-Mogg, Michael Gove and Nigel Farage are also no longer active.

Katie Hopkins’ page was already banned.

The pages frequently posted about immigration, free speech, racism and far-right politics.

They attempted to post divisive material about LGBT issues, but couldn’t spell it properly.

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