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Neville Staple is a singer with the ska band The Specials

Facebook wrongly got rid of a page about The Specials in what band contributors assume used to be a flawed hyperlink to racism.

Band legend Neville Staple and spouse and supervisor Christine had been amongst loads of folks affected as pages connected with skinheads had been got rid of.

The couple imagine algorithms connected the 1970s 2 Tone motion with racism, which they stated used to be “the exact opposite of what we had been about”.

Facebook stated the accounts had been “got rid of in error” and had been reinstated.

Mr and Mrs Staple realised their accounts have been got rid of on Monday night and stated they had been “astounded” when it emerged it used to be as a result of they’d been wrongly known as racist.

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The Specials shaped in Coventry within the 1970s

“We’re the two Tone generation, we took place when racial tensions had been nuts – somewhat like what we are going despite the fact that now,” Christine, who additionally sings in The Specials, stated.

“We had been all about bringing black and white in combination.”

The couple stated they believed Facebook used to be “generalising any individual related to skinhead” – regularly connected with far-right ideology – and will have to apologise.

“They’ve obviously no longer regarded into 2 Tone,” Mrs Staple stated.

“It used to be all about alternate – we have now were given skinheads, rudies… a complete vary of fanatics in the market.”

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Neville and Christine ‘Sugary’ Staple each had their Facebook pages got rid of for roughly 24 hours

“It’s extremely hurtful to be labelled racist,” stated one fan who had her account suspended.

The girl, who requested to stay nameless, stated her Facebook page used to be restored on Tuesday night, however she accused the corporate of “blanket lack of knowledge”.

“It’s all simply assumption – I’ve no longer shared the rest offensive, or derogatory and I brazenly condemn those that do proportion hateful messages.”

In a remark, a spokesperson for Facebook stated the corporate used to be “reviewing what came about on this case and taking steps to verify it does not occur once more”.

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