Britain First and the group’s recently jailed leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen have had their pages removed from facebook.
The move follows appeals by other facebook users, including some in Thanet, to have the pages taken down.
In a statement issued by facebook it says: “There are times though when legitimate political speech crosses the line and becomes hate speech designed to stir up hatred against groups in our society. This is an important issue which we take very seriously and we have written about how we define hate speech and take action against it in our Hard Questions series. We have Community Standards that clearly state this sort of speech is not acceptable on Facebook and, when we become aware of it, we remove it as quickly as we can.
“Political parties, like individuals and all other organisations on Facebook, must abide by these standards and where a Page or person repeatedly breaks our Community Standards we remove them.
“Content posted on the Britain First Facebook Page and the Pages of party leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen has repeatedly broken our Community Standards. We recently gave the administrators of the Pages a written final warning, and they have continued to post content that violates our Community Standards.
“As a result, in accordance with our policies, we have now removed the official Britain First Facebook Page and the Pages of the two leaders with immediate effect. We do not do this lightly, but they have repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups, which disqualifies the Pages from our service.”
Britain First leaders Jayda Fransen, 32, and Paul Golding, 36, both from Penge in south-east London, were jailed this month for religiously aggravated harassment related to the trial of four offenders who were later convicted of raping a teenage girl at a flat in Northwood Road, Ramsgate
Fransen was found guilty of three counts of religiously aggravated harassment and Golding of one count.
Fransen was sentenced to nine months in prison and Golding was sentenced to four-and-a-half months in prison..