History-themed Facebook groups have become a magnet for racist content

Billed as a place to look at historic photographs, a clutch of history-themed Facebook groups are hosting offensive posts and conversations.

When Adam joined the Lost Edinburgh Facebook group, he simply wanted to look at historic images of the city.

“I studied history at uni and I still love it,” he says, “and Edinburgh is my favourite city. The Facebook page for Lost Edinburgh was really good, and I thought the group would show me more historic pics and information about it.”

Adam, who asked to use only his first name to avoid being removed from the group, says his Facebook news feed was immediately...
source: New Statesman

2019-06-17 15:08
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