Group’s ma­te­rial ‘old and mis­lead­ing’

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

All three of the videos retweeted by Don­ald Trump from far-right ac­tivist and deputy leader of Bri­tain First Jayda Fransen are more than six months old, and two date back as early as 2013.

The videos, tweeted by Fransen on Tues­day night and yes­ter­day morn­ing and which the US Pres­i­dent shared with his 43.6 mil­lion fol­low­ers, fit with an es­tab­lished be­hav­iour from Bri­tain First of shar­ing old videos with mis­lead­ing cap­tions and no in­for­ma­tion about date or con­text.

Ms Fransen and Bri­tain First are reg­u­larly ac­cused of shar­ing mis­lead­ing videos and in­for­ma­tion on so­cial me­dia which tar­gets Mus­lims.

In July, a Press As­so­ci­a­tion in­ves­ti­ga­tion found at least 10 mis­lead­ing videos posted by the group to Twit­ter and Face­book over a two-month pe­riod.

De­spite be­ing alerted to the mis­lead­ing na­ture of those videos, Twit­ter and Face­book de­clined to re­move them.

Jayda Fransen, Bri­tain First leader Paul Gold­ing and the of­fi­cial Bri­tain First ac­counts are all ver­i­fied on Face­book and Twit­ter.

Pic­ture: PA.

Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Bri­tain First.

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