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Facebook & Cyber-bullying

Original post made by Suzanne Wolf, another community, on Oct 9, 2010

Facebook does not seem to be concerned with reports of false profiles, identity theft, and assorted totally sick, inappropriate pictures and posts on memorial walls.They’re so sick I can't quote or describe them here.After days of reporting the pictures or hate-filled comments, Facebook finally removes them but the trolls just start new accounts using another pretend name or start another page pretending to represent someone. Cyberbullying needs to STOP. Facebook can be more proactive in dealing with this by taking reports seriously, and acting quicker when a report is made.I don't believe that the original intent of Facebook was to cause harm to others, promote hate, or create an atmosphere of intolerance. For those of you that might say, "It's freedom of speech", put yourselves in the shoes of the families of the people who are being attacked and ask "What if it were my child?". I'm the first one to jump on the Freedom of Speech bandwagon, but in this case, it's gone too far. It's impossible to contact anyone at Facebook and the "report this page, picture or comment" is useless if it takes days for them to take action. The trolls think they are getting over on Facebook because it's very easy to create a new profile every time they get kicked off.The families impacted by the garbage posted on memorial pages in the last month have enough to deal with.

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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Delete your facebook account and get on with your life. The facebook fad will be over soon.

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Posted by Suzanne Wolf
a resident of another community
on Oct 10, 2010 at 12:12 am

Sorry, but this has nothing to do with my account.
Over 21 million people have Facebook accounts. I don't think it's a fad that will "be over soon." Neither is bullying, cyber-stalking, or sociopathic behavior.

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