Facebook takes down pages for UK Uncut, dozens of other activist groups

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Activists claim purge of Facebook pages
Protest groups claim Facebook has taken down dozens of pages in a purge of activists’ accounts
guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 April 2011
Shiv Malik

Facebook has removed dozens of profiles from its site, causing an outcry from campaigners trying to organise anti-austerity protests this weekend.

The deactivated pages include UK Uncut, and pages created by students during last December’s university occupations.

A list posted on the Stop Facebook Purge group says Chesterfield Stop the Cuts, Tower Hamlet Greens, London Student Assembly, Southwark SoS and Bristol Uncut sites are no longer functioning.

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