Italian court orders Facebook to reopen neo-fascist party’s page

An Italian judge has ordered Facebook to reopen an account run by the neo-fascist party CasaPound and pay the group €15,000 (£12,500) in legal fees. The social media behemoth blocked the group’s account, which had around 250,000 followers, in September for blocking the platform’s policy against spreading hate. The far-right party has increased its following in Italy by leading anti-migrant campaigns on social media. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now On Tuesday the judge ruled excluding the party from Facebook was “in contrast with the right to pluralism… eliminating or strongly compressing the possibility…

Thai Opposition Leader Asks Supporters to Mobilise in Bangkok on Saturday

Thai opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit called on supporters to mobilize in Bangkok on Saturday, days after the national election body called for the dissolution of his party. Thanathorn, 41, has emerged as the most prominent opponent of the government headed by former junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha, 65, after his progressive Future Forward Party came a surprise third in an election in March. The opposition Pheu Thai Party, which was ousted in…