Facebook Delete Over 300 Polish Far-Right Fan Pages


According to reports, Facebook removed over 300 Polish far-right fan sites over the weekend.

The pages are said to have been deleted due to their content violating Facebook's community standards.

Facebook removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their: 

  • race,
  • ethnicity,
  • national origin,
  • religious affiliation,
  • sexual orientation,
  • sex, gender or gender identity, or
  • serious disabilities or diseases.

Facebook community standards

Emil Krawczyk, himself a right-wing politican, was not impressed by the news. 

Some of the pages in the screenshot above merely appear to criticise the current oppositon parites and media agencies not supportive of the government. That said, it's not clear what kind of content was actually posted to the accounts. 

It's not the first time that Facebook has removed fan pages championed by Poland's extreme right-wing groups. Last November there was even a small protest against the social media giant's "censorship".

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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