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Template:References No Platform is a political position that actively opposes allowing alleged fascists to express their views in public. It was also the name of a British militant anti-fascist group formed in 2001. This group appears to be defunct, with some anarchist former members helping to form a similar group, Antifa.[1]

A No Platform order is an instrument used by groups such as trade unions and students' unions to refuse a platform of any kind to certain groups or particular ideas. No Platform orders are most often used against ideas deemed to be racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic or fascist. Such an order means that certain groups or individuals are prevented from addressing trade union or student union events. The British National Union of Students has applied the no-platform policy to fascist organisations such as the BNP, National Front and Combat 18 and has, in the past, also applied this policy to Islamist extremists such as Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Al-Muhajiroun and the Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK.

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  • NUS No Platform Policy
  • Free Speech
  • Hate speech

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