Facebook takes down all UK anti-lockdown posts

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Facebook has removed a number of posts advertising anti-lockdown protests across the UK, which are seemingly organised by a group opposing vaccinations.

The social media platform took down the posts for defying local government guidance about social distancing.

They had been shared in a number of large groups supporting conspiracy theories about coronavirus, as well as on local forums.

Flyers have also been distributed in some parts of the UK.

The posts said the gatherings were to oppose lockdown and “mandatory vaccinations”. This stems from claims that changes introduced in UK law give the government the power to enforce vaccinations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Under current UK law, however, this is not the case – vaccines are not compulsory.

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