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Bridget Phillipson MP: Question to Theresa May

On 14 March at PMQs I called on the Prime Minister to welcome Facebook's decision to take down pages related to the extremist group Britain First. 

I also asked her whether she agreed with me that the government has a clear role to play in providing clear guidance on how social media companies should operate in our democracy.

Facebook's action is welcome and timely. Britain First is a far-right extremist organisation that uses hate speech to stir up hatred and division within our society.

I am pleased that the Prime Minister joined me in welcoming Facebook's announcement, but we need to carefully consider how we tackle extremism in all its forms.

To watch my question to the Prime Minister on Facebook click here


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