UK: Labour candidate ran secret Facebook group of Holocaust deniers

UK Labour candidate ran secret Facebook group of Holocaust deniers

Maria Carroll, a Labour Election candidate and Jeremy Corbyn ally, co-founded and ran a secret Facebook group that advises party members, including Holocaust deniers, how to beat charges of antisemitism and instructed them on how to avoid expulsion.

Among those who joined the group are members who cast doubt on the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis and others who repeated the antisemitic trope that there is an international ‘Jewish conspiracy’ controlling politics, the economy and the media.

The Mail on Sunday has established that Carroll personally advised alleged Holocaust deniers. Yesterday she said she had not seen the social media posts in which they circulated these repellent views.

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The Facebook group does not show up in internet searches and its membership list and postings are invisible to non-members. However, the Mail on Sunday has seen hundreds of posts, and a list of more than 400 members. It includes councilors, candidates and party officials.

In one group post, Carroll warned that if its existence were exposed, it would be damaging. She posted: ‘REMINDER: Posts from this group are not to be shared. Comments are not to be screenshot.’