Facebook tribute page to Lynda Bellingham targeted by Far Right

A Far Right group used pictures of former television star Lynda Bellingham to attract visitors to its website.

Britain First, a group which promotes fascist views with the slogan ‘Taking our country back’, posted pictures of Mrs Bellingham hours after her death and tricked users to like and share the pictures.

Facebook users clicking ‘like’ on the pictures were not aware that they had been posted by Britain First, a splinter group of the British National Party.

Online post: The Facebook sharing of the picture of Mrs Bellingham, with All Creatures Great and Small co-star Christopher Timothy, meant that Britain First's website attracted hundreds more views

Online post: The Facebook sharing of the picture of Mrs Bellingham, with All Creatures Great and Small co-star Christopher Timothy, meant that Britain First’s website attracted hundreds more views

The combined number of likes and shares reached more than 7,000.

The Facebook sharing of the picture of Mrs Bellingham, with All Creatures Great and Small co-star Christopher Timothy, meant that Britain First’s website attracted hundreds more views.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2805936/Facebook-tribute-page-Lynda-Bellingham-targeted-Far-Right-Splinter-group-BNP-uses-photo-trick-people-visiting-page-supports-fascist-views.html#ixzz3H3pOcaZJ
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