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The Facebook page for jailed far right leader Tommy Robinson is given such protection, meaning frontline moderators cannot directly remove canada goose store material which may violate policies.

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“We take these mistakes in some of our training processes and enforcement incredibly seriously and are grateful to the journalists who brought them to our attention.

“Where we know we have made mistakes, we have taken action immediately. We are providing additional training and are working to understand exactly what happened so we can rectify it.”

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