Tommy Robinson is Evil but Nick Griffin is OK

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  1. robel

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    925BF5DE-EB00-45A5-8F6F-5BE50CBACE22.jpeg How does this work exactly? Tommy Robinson aka SYL gets booted off of Twitter, Facebook etc, hunted and hounded but Nick Griffin leader of the National Front is ok and has his blue tick to confirm it.

    Thoughts?
     
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    It's a good point. To be honest I'd completely forgotten this prick existed. He's just as vile, and as much a sh*thouse as Robinson.

    But then there is a real disparity on social media with regards to prohibiting content. Many profiles aren't penalised at all for example, despite spreading views that come into conflict with the platform's "supposed" values.
     
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  3. robel

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    There are plenty out there and on these forums too who hate TR with a passion and dont miss an opportunity to re-affirm their views regarding him, so i expect they will be just as outraged by this.

    This will be a busy thread....
     
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    I think there's as much distain for Griffin as there is for Robinson. The difference, as far as I see it, is that Griffin doesn't seem to get his face all over social media etc like Robinson currently does. Social Media is driven by popularity/trending topics and reports against accounts. If Griffin isn't in the news, or as publicly visible, maybe people aren't reporting his accounts?

    I'm sure there are a whole host of nasty people with social media presence. If they're not being reported as regularly, the likes of Twitter/Facebook etc won't close them down. I don't think it's somehow a direct acceptance of Griffin but not Robinson.
     
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    This is unlikely to be a busy thread unless anyone sticks their neck out to say what a wonderful yet misunderstood fluffy cuddly bunny he is.
     
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    They're all currently banned aren't they? :D
     
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    Nick Griffin is far more dangerous than TR, dont you think?

    I just dont understand why Nick Griffin hasnt also been booted off social media
     
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    Have you reported him for anything specific on Twitter/Facebook? I haven't seen much of him across any Social Media recently (which is an excellent thing).
     
  9. robel

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    Don't do ****ter and havent yet bothered to look at his FB page, im just surprised there is so much hate for TR, so much so that he gets removed from SM yet the leader of an official far right party is fine and dandy.

    Maybe you are right and the authorities fear TR more because he has a great deal of support across the board as opposed to nazi Nick whose just a useless racist with not much clout.
     
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    I don't think the authorities fear TR, just that his annoying gurning chops get shared all over by idiots who think he's a patrioot sticking up for the little people. As a result, he probably gets reported more too.

    As for Griffin, he's an equally abhorrent scumbag but if he's not getting reported (that's only my guess), the Social Media administrators aren't going to arbitrarily remove him otherwise there will be cries of 'thought police!' from his equally scummy supporters.
     
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    That's what I hope it is.
     
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    Or maybe he hasn't posted anything that would warrant a ban?

    I've got no idea having never read anything of his. But I'd expect bans would only come after complaints were investigated and upheld?
     
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    Isn’t that what I said?
     
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    No.

    You said that you thought he wasn't banned because he wasn't being reported.

    My point was different, that perhaps he is being reported but the complaints have no substance for the social media companies to ban him.

    If I reported you for the previous post, should IG just go ahead and ban you because a complaint was made? Or should he look at your post and decide no ban is necessary because there was nothing in it that broke the rules?

    Do you see my point?
     
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    I do see your point, but I feel that if you looked at his posts (even a cursory look over his most recent ones) they appear to be contentious enough to warrant action if people were reporting him at the scale that people are likely to have been reporting Robinson leading up to his ban.

    As with all divisive figures, if not enough people report them, Social Media won't do anything.
     
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    Fair point.

    But the forum is overseen by more than me ;)
     
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    There are many possible theories and explinations for why Nick Griffon is not a hot topic for banning on social media.

    The one I feel most likely is that he simply isn't in the headlines or public consciousness anymore at a level that causes sufficient concern.
    If there were infinite resources to investigate and analyse every person on social media, then it would be a fair point, but there isn't, so from both the users/complainants and the administrators of social media, their focus is going to be directed at the individuals that draw the most attention in general.
     
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    Pretty much stating the obvious there.

    Clearly from my posts, I'm one of a few here who keep tabs on all these arseholes.

    My last Griffin post ...
     
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    I don't think Nick Griffin is a bad guy, but I find his attitude inconsiderate and his use of language inflammatory. He's too much of an ideologue IMO. He's rude and stubborn.
     
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    He's too much of an odious, racist, and bigoted turd imho
     
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    Na he’s a nazi ****
     
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    Who is that supposed to be a picture of?
     

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