Facebook and Instagram Booted U.K. Far Right Activist Tommy Robinson

By Christine Zosche 

U.K. far right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who goes by Tommy Robinson, was banned from Facebook and Instagram. (Adweek)

The profiles have been taken down for “repeatedly” violating the community guidelines by “posting material that uses dehumanizing language and calls for violence targeted at Muslims.” (Mashable)

Robinson, who formerly led a right-wing political organization called the English Defense League, has gained notoriety for his vocal criticism of Islam. The EDL has been known to stage violent demonstrations against the religion, and has been accused by many of Islamophobia. (NBC News)

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