What happens when you tell right-wingers David Cameron wants to ban Christmas

A parody Britain First Facebook page is attempting to see the influence patently false messages can have on social media with a fake post about David Cameron potentially cancelling Christmas.

Britain Furst, which pokes fun at the real far-right group with satirical memes, posted this message on its page on Monday night:

KEEP CHRISTMAS BRITISH.

Posted by Britain Furst on Monday, 9 November 2015

The post, littered with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, was posted with the caption: "KEEP CHRISTMAS BRITISH".

Despite the fact that we're pretty sure David Cameron doesn't have the power to actually cancel Christmas anyway, some people on Facebook are really displeased by the prospect.

One woman who shared the post (who we think is being serious) commented:

You move to different country surely you respect there customs The world has gone mad or I'm getting to old !!!!

Another said:

We should not be changing anything for anyone if they dont like it they dont have to come here

And another said:

Christmas offends them?! What a Christmas tree is scary and offensive?! Get over yourselves, if it offends you just go somewhere where they don't celebrate it because it won't go away! It's actually laughable.

Thankfully, at least one man joined in the fun, posting:

I'm truly sickened and horrified. Please sign the petition to rename CHRISTMAS to CHRTMAS and Keep the "IS" out of Christmas!!...DISCRACE

But the post's confusion makes a good point about content that is shared on social media.

In the past, Britain First (that's the real far-right group) has inadvertently used photos of Polish Spitfires to try to push their British nationalism and has been subject to a number of complaints from army regiments and several other groups for hijacking their images in order to push its extremist agenda, not to mention stuff that has been completely made up.

Nevertheless, despite perpetrating obviously false messages, the group became the first British "political party" to reach one million followers on Facebook on Tuesday.

Now there's a depressing statistic for you.

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