Facebook protects far-right activists even after rule breaches

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C4 Dispatches documentary finds moderators left Britain First’s pages alone as ‘they generate a lot of revenue’

Leading far-right activists have received special protection from Facebook, preventing their pages from being deleted even after a pattern of behaviour that would typically result in moderator action being taken.

The process, called “shielded review”, was uncovered by Channel 4 Dispatches, after the documentary series sent an undercover reporter to work as a content moderator in a Dublin-based Facebook contractor.

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