In the wake of Brexit, turns out racism is a very British thing

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On Brexit day, CBBC shared a video clip from its Horrible Histories programme on Twitter. Comedian Nish Kumar introduced the clip, which was intended to be a lighthearted history of “British things” aimed at children.

Unfortunately, some flag-waving Brexit fans didn’t respond too well to being told that tea, sugar, and cotton aren’t really British. Kumar received a racist backlash from people who clearly aren’t big on history:

Ooh Nish Kumar is trending. Let’s take a l-

*a tsunami of gammon washes through the screen

English supremacists are literally losing their shit at Nish for telling them where tea, sugar & cotton actually come from.

😂✊🏾❤pic.twitter.com/qqcUK93Zyf

— Kerry-Anne Mendoza (@TheMendozaWoman) January 31, 2020

Even the likes of BBC presenter Andrew Neil joined in the pile-on. Meanwhile, blame for the video’s “anti-British” message fell squarely on Kumar, despite the fact that Kumar only introduced the clip. In fact, the clip itself has been around for a while and wasn’t even made for Brexit:

Interesting that nobody had an issue with this song when it was first shown in 2009… It’s almost as if they have a problem with Nish Kumar, not the message? 🧐 https://t.co/TZ2tieyXlX

— oh look another fool (@ElenaBjxrn) January 31, 2020

Your racism is showing

Much as many people at Brexit Day celebrations might argue that they aren’t racist, just proud of being British, their true colours keep showing. And they are, quite frankly, disgusting:

Nish Kumar was born in Wandsworth.

— rufa ratae (@rufaratae) January 31, 2020

it only ended slavery by spending a king’s ransome by buying off slave owners, learn some history before opening yer cake ‘ole https://t.co/10fp91wnRT #bloodyknowalls

— John Boocock (@JohnBoocock) January 31, 2020

Clearly, Brexit has emboldened those with racist views, which is obvious from the spike in racially-motivated hate crime in recent years. So the far-right leanings of some celebrating Brexit Day come as no surprise:

this is moment we left the EU last night from within parliament square. amongst 1000s of ppl there were sizeable pockets of far-right. lads with swastika neck tattoos, ppl singing “oh tommy tommy”+deification of nigel farage. a big moment that felt a little like a tipping point. pic.twitter.com/eX8jGyqiYm

— Ben Smoke (@bencsmoke) February 1, 2020

“Make Britain Great Again”

The nationalist lines of ‘getting our country back’ and ‘making Britain great again’ has an eerie echo of the Trump-supporting MAGA crowd in the US:

Peak Leavers’ interview. Watch and weep. 😖🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/gQsGLeZQME

🕷Mrs Miggins Esq (@MrsMigginsHere) January 31, 2020

Sadly, Kumar’s experience of racism in the wake of Brexit isn’t the only one. It’s just more visible because of its public nature. Meanwhile, everyday experiences of racism for People of Colour carry on in Brexit Britain:

A friend posted this on another social media platform, left overnight in her neighbourhood. pic.twitter.com/CuFHgr7uTn

— Dorothy Lepkowska (@DotLepkowska) January 31, 2020

Those celebrating Brexit are doing so because they got what they wanted. But if they want me or Kumar to go back to where we came from, there’s bad news. Britain may have left the EU, but people like us aren’t going anywhere.

Featured image via YouTube/CBBC

By Afroze Fatima Zaidi

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Breaking: Facebook ‘Clamps Down On Biafra’, Shuts Down Nnamdi Kanu’s Page

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Social Media Network, , has shut down the page of, the (IPOB) in what appears to be a clampdown on Biafra agitation championed by the IPOB leader.

reports that Kanu’s group, the IPOB made this claim in a statement issued on Thursday, January 23 by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

In the statement, the IPOB alleged that the action was taken by Facebook Nigeria who, it said viewed the page as a platform to exposing the ills in government.

The IPOB warned that Biafra had suffered greatly as a result of the denial of media space in the late 60s, saying it could not afford to allow same to continue in the 21st century.

According to IPOB: “We can confirm that Facebook Nigeria has shut down the page of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“This is not unconnected with the fact that our leader’s page has become a rich resource for those determined to expose the evil regime in Nigeria and enthrone a better life for the masses.

“We mince no words when we say that Facebook Nigeria is more corrupt that the corrupt government they are seeking to protect.

“Biafra suffered immeasurably as a result of denial of media space in the late 60s a situation we are not prepared to allow in this 21st century,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the development is coming whose name is Jubril Al-Sudani from Sudan.

In December 2019, of colluding with President Buhari’s government to remove his followers and reduce reactions to his posts on the popular social media platform.

Kanu had said that said it was so bad that the social media giant was also diverting some of his followers to fake accounts opened under his name, just to sabotage his effort to attain freedom for Biafra.

The IPOB leader had bemoaned that despite reporting the fake accounts severally to the Nigerian office of Facebook, the fake accounts had been allowed to flourish and garner more followers who mistook them for his own.

“I wish to apologise to my followers on Facebook for the Nigerian government sponsored attack on my page with the help of corrupt Facebook local staff based in Lagos.

“Facebook Nigeria in collusion with the Nigerian government is removing my followers and reducing the reactions to my post in an effort to demoralise our activist base and give the misleading impression that not many people are interested in exposing the ills of the totalitarian Fulani APC regime and Biafra restoration,” Kanu had said in December.

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Facebook to Unveil New Privacy Updates, it’s First Since Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Popular social media platform, Facebook has announced plans to unveil a new update to its Privacy Checkup Tool. The updates which would be revealed at the CES 2020, would be Facebook’s first significant update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Facebook set to reveal an update to privacy tool at CES 2020

Facebook’s Privacy Checkup tool was created in 2014 to allows users control access to personal information like email address and phone number.

However, in early 2018, Facebook faced a major privacy scandal when Cambridge Analytica illicitly harvested personal data from up to 87 million users without their consent.

Also, in July last year, Facebook was fined a record $5 billion for using phone numbers intended for two-factor authentication in its advertising. It also accidentally stored passwords in plaintext, thus exposing users to hackers and scammers.

The Facebook privacy updates will be introduced based on issues that users were most concerned about. They will provide more privacy control over personal data to avoid the recurrence of another major scandal.

Facebook Updates Privacy Checkup Tool, it's First Since Cambridge Analytica
The Update to the privacy tool allows users to choose who to see what they share

The privacy update increases the categories of the Privacy Checkup tool from three to eight. It would also come under four different topics: Who can see what you share; How to keep your account secure; How people can find you on Facebook; and Your data settings.

The new tools will give users one central tab where they can change settings to choose who can view their profile. They could also control who can send them friend requests as well as enable two-factor authentication and permissions settings for third-party apps.

For users who log into other apps and websites with their Facebook accounts, there would be a Data Settings section. This section provides a convenient location where users can revoke access permissions to those apps and websites.

However, the Facebook Privacy Checkup updates appear to mainly address privacy concerns on the social platform itself, not away from it. As such there are strong concerns that data brokers, miners and advertisers can still target entire groups of people using the social network.

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Makes ‘Strong’ Allegation Against Buhari Govt, Facebook

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The leader of the (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, , has accused Facebook staff in Nigeria of colluding with President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to remove his followers and reduce reactions to his posts on the popular social media platform.

reports that the IPOB leader who made this claim in a recent statement personally signed by him, said it was so bad that the social media giant was also diverting some of his followers to fake accounts opened under his name, just to sabotage his effort to attain freedom for Biafra.

Kanu bemoaned that despite reporting the fake accounts severally to the Nigerian office of Facebook, the fake accounts had been allowed to flourish and garner more followers who mistook them for his own.

His words: “I wish to apologise to my followers on Facebook for the Nigerian government sponsored attack on my page with the help of corrupt Facebook local staff based in Lagos.

“Facebook Nigeria in collusion with the Nigerian government is removing my followers and reducing the reactions to my post in an effort to demoralise our activist base and give the misleading impression that not many people are interested in exposing the ills of the totalitarian Fulani APC regime and Biafra restoration.

“Facebook is actively preventing the general public from accessing the truthful messages that I publish.

“Tactfully, they are directing my followers to numerous fake “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu” Facebook page cloned by Nigeria’s secret police, DSS with the help of Facebook Nigeria in an effort to defraud the public and control the narrative.”

“IPOB had on many occasions reported these fake Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Facebook accounts to their highly corrupt Nigeria office but it continued to be an active participant in this massive effort to deceive the public.

The IPOB leader added that “Also Radio Biafra Facebook page and many frontline IPOB activists have also been experiencing this pattern of attack for many months now.

“This shameful practice by Facebook Nigeria to allow the suppression of truth and free speech is indirectly supporting state-sponsored terrorism in Nigeria.

“IPOB made an official complaint to Facebook headquarters in California USA, and we expect the management to clear its reputation, and desist from this shameful act.

“I will continue to expose evil in Nigeria, fight for the enthronement of justice for all and restoration of Biafra regardless of the corrupt tendencies of Facebook Nigeria,” Kanu opined

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Facebook Groups for Business – How to See Facebook Groups List for Business | Join Best Facebook Business Group

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Facebook so far cannot be denied as a powerful and significant social media. Therefore, the Facebook groups for business platforms can be used for many purposes and business is one of such purposes. There are different segments or sections to this huge social media platform.

One of such segments of which we will be looking at is Facebook Groups. Facebook groups can no doubt be used for business and in this article, we will be discussing fully how you can use various Facebook Groups for Business. Using Facebook Groups for Business is quite simple but you must first sign up for an account on the platform.

It is important you know that signing up for an account on this platform is free and simple. It can be done within a few minutes. However, the question you should ask yourself first before you read further on this article is how you can and why you need FB Groups for your business.

Well, Facebook Groups can for sure help you advertise your business thereby giving you more customers as well as awareness. Awareness and customers we all know is part of the beginning of every successful business. Come to think of it, who will be interested or even have the idea to buy something they don’t know about.

Find and Join Facebook Groups

If you have made up your mind or decided you really want to use Facebook Groups for your business, then you should, first of all, know how you can find and join Facebook Groups. That is of course after you have sign up for an account with the platform.

  • Go to the Facebook official website using the URL or web address www.facebook.com.
  • On the welcome page, sign in your already existing account if you haven’t done so already.
  • Hit the search bar at the top of any page immediately after you sign in your account.
  • From your search results, locate and tap on the group’s link. This will help you filter your search results.
  • Tap on the group and then the join icon to become a member of the group.

That is all you need to do to successfully find and join Facebook Groups you can use for your business.

How to use Facebook Groups for Business

The best way to use Facebook groups for your business is by advertising your business on them. Follow the steps below to do so.

  • Find the groups you want to advertise your business on open it. You can open or access the content of a group by tapping on the group link.
  • Hit the box at the top of the page that indicates you can add your post through it.
  • Add the details of the business you are advertising and some pictures.
  • Add relevant tags and tap on the “post” button.

The steps above if followed accordingly will help you advertise your business on FB groups.

How to See Facebook Group List 

Basically, for any user to see their Facebook group they need to follow these simple steps to achieve this goal.

  • Login in straight into your Facebook account.
  • From the Facebook, newsfeed section click on Groups in the dropdown menu.
  • View the menu at the left-hand side to manage your groups.

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Hide Facebook Profile – How to Hide Facebook Profile Settings | Facebook Search

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Facebook is a very good social platform and a great place to make friends as well. However, some Facebook users do not really want to make some of their details known to other users. Therefore, most users seek ways to hide Facebook profile.

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Hide Facebook Profile – How to Hide Facebook Profile Settings | Facebook Search

However, if a Facebook user wants to make his or her profile not visible to other users on Facebook, there is some process to go about it. Therefore, by making use of your Facebook settings, you can restrict other Facebook users and the public from your profile.

More so, you do not only hide Facebook profiles but you can still hide your posts, photos, and videos on your Facebook account. Sometimes, some users will decide to just deactivate their account in other to hide their details. Therefore, when they use this process they can later reactivate their account again.

How to Hide Facebook Profile

There are ways to hide your Facebook profile if you do not want other users to view details about your Facebook account. However, one of the ways is by deactivating your Facebook account. Furthermore, we are going to be looking at the process to hide your profile from search.

  • Firstly, open your Facebook account with either your phone or desktop system.
  • Find the Edit Profile caption which is at the left corner of the dropdown menu.
  • Click the Edit caption Furthermore, this is the edit button next to the entry profile.
  • Therefore, hit the caption on the drop-down menu.
  • Select Only Me in the options list to hide your Facebook profile and your information.

Furthermore, when you are done with this process, then you can rest assured that your Facebook profile will not be visible to the public.

Facebook Search – Facebook Public Profile Search

Facebook search is a feature on the Facebook platform was Facebook users on the platform can search for whatever they want on Facebook. More so, the Facebook search bar is at the top part of the Facebook homepage.

Particularly, you can use the search feature to find friends, photos, videos and even links on the Facebook social media platform. More so, using the feature is very easy and does not require any tough procedure.

Basically, to use the search just type in the exact word of what you wish to find on the platform and click on the search icon. Therefore, it will load all the results relating to the key phrase which you inputted. More so, you can still search on a user’s personal Facebook profile using the search bar.

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Facebook now has a combined 70.9m monthly active users in Nigeria, SA and Kenya

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Last week, Juliani, Kenyan gospel hip hop artiste, posted a video from his visit to the Facebook office in Manhattan, New York City.

Forgot about this clip on the FB Manhattan office visit. real time view of active users on the platform across the world and per country.

Kenya sisi hao!! pic.twitter.com/OsZRENlNQl

— I am Eliud Kipchoge 🇰🇪 (@JulianiKenya) October 9, 2019

In the short clip, a screen shows the number of Facebook’s active users per country. It reveals that there are 2.7 billion Facebook users globally.

A member of the Facebook team then proceeds to show Juliani the number of monthly daily active users in his home country, as well as South Africa, and Nigeria.

It reveals that there are 9.9 million monthly active Facebook users in Kenya, with 4.7 million of them using the social media platform daily. While South Africa has 28 million monthly active users,  16 million are daily active users.

Nigeria is still Facebook’s biggest market in Africa with 33 million active monthly users and 16 million active daily users.

This means that between May 2018 — when Facebook was said to have 26 million active users in Nigeria — and now, about 7 million Nigerians have joined the platform and use it actively.

These numbers seem plausible considering that the number of Internet users in Nigeria grew from about 103 million in May 2018 to 122 million in May 2019, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

However, NCC’s numbers, judging from MTN’s recent data (pdf), appear questionable. Facebook’s user numbers have also raised eyebrows because it counted people who didn’t access the platform itself but shared content or activity via third-party apps or login-integrated websites.

This changed in 2015 when Facebook reviewed the definition of its monthly active users as “a registered Facebook user who logged in and visited Facebook through our website or a mobile device, or used our Messenger app (and is also a registered Facebook user), in the last 30 days as of the date of the measurement.”

The number of daily active users is calculated the same way but on a given day. Whether or not we choose to believe NCC and Facebook’s numbers, the truth remains that more Nigerians now have access to the Internet and for many of them, the Internet is Facebook.

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