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Twitter take action against Tommy Robinson – ex-leader of the English Defence League, banning him from Twitter #warkshc

Online social media sites are making good progress in taking positive action against hate crime online.  Mr Robinson was judged to have breached twitter’s “hateful conduct” and the company has decided to permanently revoke his access to the site.

Mr Robinson’s @TRobinsonNewEra account had about 413,000 followers at the time it was blocked. In addition, Twitter has acted against another account – @tommysnewspage – which had also been associated with the 35-year-old. Mr Robinson continues to operate a Facebook page, a YouTube account and a personal website. For further reading see the newspaper article here Twitter Ban Tommy Robinson

In Warwickshire we work hard to educate parents about extreme groups and online hate crime. If you witness a hate incident in Warwickshire or online report it on our Hate Crime website https://www.reporthatenow.com/

If you would like information about online hate and online grooming please contact us to attend one of our free sessions for parents called ‘Online Grooming – Keeping Your Family Safe’, see flyer below. This is available for schools to arrange for parents groups too:

Parents and Schools Flyer Prevent Online Grooming – Keeping your family safe

For further information on Prevent and Community Safety in Warwickshire please visit: http://www.safeinwarwickshire.com

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