Facebook unplugs "I Hate Muslims in Oz" group

Jun 12, 2009

Facebook has done away with a Muslim-bashing group that had been set up at the popular social networking service.

"We disabled the 'I Hate Muslims in Oz' group because it contained an explicit statement of hate," the California-based website said Thursday in response to an AFP inquiry.

"Where Holocaust denial groups have done this, and been reported, we've taken the same action."

maintains that it strives to protect free speech rights of users to express potentially offensive views while preventing the website from being used as a stage for hateful or threatening commentary.

Facebook maintains that it's a neutral platform for people to connect, communicate and share aspects of their lives.

The website says that it eliminates illegal content and material that violates its terms of service. Maintaining that the Holocaust never took place has not been deemed hateful, in and of itself, by Facebook.

(c) 2009 AFP


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Lazlor
not rated yet Jun 12, 2009
What a bunch of haters.
zbarlici
not rated yet Jun 14, 2009
i refuse to believe that the people who`d started that group are none-the-wiser. It`s just that they have been raised in a way less than ideal home environment, which resulted in a less than ideal genius, thus resulting in a lack of respect. I`ll betcha they don`t even have any family values. And the world is full of `em. Theyre like weeds nowadays.



This coming from a caucasian. I imagine the muslims must have been outraged a lot more about that facebook group.
COCO
not rated yet Jun 15, 2009
why can't we just hate everyone?