“Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.”
This is the sixth of Britt’s characteristics of Fascism and it fits Britain First to a ‘T’. Although they have absolutely no influence over the British media their behaviour both on and offline in relation to both the press and social media gives us a perfect indication of what they’d do if they could.
Censorship is one of the most important weapons in the Biffer arsenal. That’s why they remove so many comments from their Facebook page. That’s why they have harassed and threatened anyone who speaks out against their hate-filled agenda. That’s why they have threatened several newspapers and individual reporters who published uncomplimentary articles about them. They even threatened Channel 4 following the now infamous documentary showing them making fools of themselves in central London.
Not only do the Biffers indulge in extreme censorship – they also publish distortions and lies on a daily basis. In the fantasy world of the Biffers all Muslims are criminals and rapists so they doctor images (with very amateur photoshopping) and even make up quotes from famous people pretending to show how awful their intended victims are. The tactics they use are exactly the same in principle as those of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propagandist and the newspaper of Nazi journalist Julius Streicher.
We only need to look at the Nazi propaganda machine to see what Britain First would do if it ever gained control over mainstream media instead of just its own Facebook pages.
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt