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Facebook Asked To Take Action Over Defacing of Memorial Pages



5:07 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Facebook Asked To Take Action Over Defacing of Memorial Pages [uk.reuters.com]
Cyber attacks on Facebook pages set up to pay tribute to two murdered Australian children has prompted calls for the social networking site to be more accountable for its users.

Students from Brisbane College in the state of Queensland flocked to a memorial site set up after Fletcher was stabbed in a schoolyard fight two weeks ago, but it was defaced with offensive comments and images

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has appealed to the owners of U.S.-based Facebook to find ways to stop a recurrence of these types of "sickening incidents."

"To have these things happen to Facebook pages set up for the sole purpose of helping these communities pay tribute to young lives lost in the most horrible ways adds to the grief already being experienced," Bligh wrote in a letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg which was released to the media.


5:25 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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With all the respect to the deceased children, but that's all you can expect when you set up a memorial site inside a bad neighbourhood night club.

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