A Facebook group boasting more than 33,000 members run by popular Australian YouTuber Friendlyjordies has finally been banned -- for having a picture of Adolf Hitler. Friendlyjordies' videos have been watched more than 130 million times.
After starting out making parody videos, Friendlyjordies — real name Jordan Shanks — has become increasingly political in his content over the years, culminating last year in the production of multiple videos criticising the conduct of NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who has subsequently launched defamation proceedings against the YouTuber.
Facebook confirmed to Crikey that the Friendlyjordies-affiliated Common Sense Brigade Facebook group was removed for repeatedly breaking the platform’s rules. It was not related to the arrest this month of Friendjordies producer Kristo Langker for allegedly stalking and intimidating Barilaro.