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A Far-Right Activist's Website Republished Articles From The Mail Online Without Permission

Former Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen launched the new "venture" earlier this year. BuzzFeed News has found 28 articles that have been reproduced in part or in full from a variety of mainstream publications.

Mark Di Stefano • 4 days ago

Facebook Will Ban Several Of Britain's Most Prominent Far-Right Pages For "Spreading Hate"

It'll see organisations including the British National Party, Britain First and the English Defence League banned from Facebook.

Mark Di Stefano • 5 days ago

Australia Says It's "Ready To Confirm" A Key Meeting That Led To The Investigation Into Trump's Russia Links

Heavily-redacted documents released to BuzzFeed News show Australia's former high commissioner wrote a three-page cable to the United States about his London meeting with a Trump campaign adviser.

Mark Di Stefano • 5 days ago

A YouTuber Standing As A UKIP Candidate Invited Supporters To A Gaming Community That Has Chatrooms Filled With White Supremacist And Anti-Semitic Content

Sargon of Akkad – one of UKIP’s candidates for the European elections – invited supporters to join a Discord server from a video on his YouTube channel last week.

Mark Di Stefano • 7 days ago

One Of The BBC’s Most Senior Journalists Gave An Off-The-Record Keynote Presentation To A Global Tobacco Giant

In two statements, Philip Morris International said the terms of Jon Sopel's speech – including how much he was paid and what he said – were confidential.

Mark Di Stefano • 10 days ago

Julian Assange Was Arrested In London And US Officials Want Him Brought To America To Face Hacking Charges

The WikiLeaks founder was taken into custody from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he had spent nearly seven years.

Mark Di Stefano • 12 days ago

Tommy Robinson Is Now Reliant On This US Crowdfunding Platform

The San Francisco-based founder of Donorbox tweeted that Tommy Robinson has a “POV” that is “of great interests (sic) to many British people”, weeks after scrubbing the company’s hate speech policies from its terms and conditions.

Mark Di Stefano • 17 days ago

Two Secretive Campaigns Using Facebook To Push A Hard Brexit Are Facing Scrutiny By MPs

Britain's Future and We Are the 52% have spent heavily on Facebook ads. Now senior MP Damian Collins has told BuzzFeed News that a new subcommittee investigating disinformation will look into their activity.

Alex Spence • 20 days ago

Tom Watson Said YouTube’s Restrictions On Tommy Robinson’s Videos Don’t Go Far Enough

YouTube removed comments, likes, and livestreaming from Robinson’s channel after consulting third-party extremism experts.

Mark Di Stefano • 20 days ago

YouTube Is Placing Sweeping New Restrictions On Tommy Robinson’s Channel — But It’s Not Banning Him

The video platform is removing the far-right activist’s videos from search results and stopping his livestreaming.

Mark Di Stefano • 21 days ago

Hard Brexit, Dark Money: Links Between These Secretive Campaigns Raise New Questions For Facebook About Political Ads

We Are The 52% has spent more on Facebook ads recently than the Labour Party, while saying almost nothing about its origins or donors. MPs say it’s another example of why the social media giant's transparency measures don't work.

Alex Spence • 24 days ago

The Jacob Rees-Mogg Facebook Fandom Is In Meltdown

“#Disgusted #Gutted #FindYourBollocksMan”

Mark Di Stefano • 27 days ago

Here's How Muslim Women In Australia Have Been Targeted By The Far Right

"It's not only sexism and it’s not only racism, and it’s not only Islamophobia, but it’s an amplification of all those phenomena.”

Gina Rushton • 28 days ago

Leaked Documents Show A Pro-Corbyn Website Pays Journalists As Little As £21 Per Article

The owners of Evolve Politics have a “pay-per-click” model with writers getting a fee of £10 plus a share of their article’s ad revenue.

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

The Daily Mail Let Readers Download The New Zealand Mosque Attacker's Manifesto Directly From Its Website

Other British news outlets, the Sun and the Mirror, featured the attacker's first-person video, including in GIF form on their homepages.

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

Here's What Emily Maitlis Was Writing As She Dropped That Thermonuclear Eye Roll

"I was crossing out all future dates and holiday plans."

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

A Few Of The Times David Davis Dumped On Theresa May's Brexit Deal...Just Before He Voted For It

Including that time the former Brexit secretary said the deal needed a "stake" through its heart.

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

Britain's Future Stopped, Then Restarted Its Massive Facebook Ad Campaign Just Before A Key Brexit Vote

UPDATE: Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Britain's biggest political advertising campaign on Facebook, Britain's Future recommenced targeted ads on Monday afternoon.

Mark Di Stefano • One month ago

A Mysterious Hard Brexit Group Run By A Young Tory Writer Is Now Britain’s Biggest Spending Political Campaign On Facebook

Tim Dawson is the only person publicly associated with Britain's Future. The group has spent almost £350,000 on Facebook since November, raising questions over the influence of "dark money" at a crucial point in the Brexit process.

Alex Spence • One month ago