08 January 2010


I just found this reported in the SF Streetsblog:
Facebook's Simon Axten told us the group has been reviewed and deemed kosher by the company's staff. Presumably the reason they are not removing this group boils down to how one interprets the phrase "actionable threats of violence." Here's Axten's explanation:

We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities very seriously and react quickly to remove reported content that violates our policies. Specifically, we're sensitive to content that includes hate speech and/or actionable threats of violence. The goal of these policies is to strike a very delicate balance between giving Facebook users the freedom to express their opinions and beliefs, even controversial ones, and maintaining a safe and trusted environment.We've reviewed this group and determined that it doesn't violate our policies.

We encourage users to report anything they feel does violate these policies using the report links located throughout the site. Thanks.

Are you kidding me?!? Facebook doesn't find this offensive and objectionable? What are they waiting for, someone to brag that they actually ran over a cyclist?

Don't let this stop you from reporting it as offensive. Maybe if there is enough negative reaction to it, they will reverse their decision.

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