Audio: Lab HQ re private social media: ‘anything’s accessible with right codes’

The SKWAWKBOX

During the 2016 Labour leadership contest, there was outrage over the ‘purge’ of Labour members and supporters carried out by Labour’s HQ, in which many people from both groups had their right to vote in the election withdrawn – and in some cases were suspended and even expelled, based on comments they had made on social media.

Labour’s headquarters is considered by many to remain sympathetic to the right-wing – or ‘moderate’, depending on your viewpoint – faction.

Many of those affected complained that comments used to suspend them had been made on accounts set to ‘private’, which Labour ‘NEC panels’ should not have been able to access.

The SKWAWKBOX has obtained an audio recording of a call between a member of Labour’s compliance unit and a suspended member who is complaining at just such an apparent ‘hacking’ – her term – of her private Facebook feed by a panel…

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