facebook: Permanently remove homophobic hate page"Kampala Exposed: Rumors and Facts"
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facebook: Permanently remove homophobic hate page"Kampala Exposed: Rumors and Facts"

    1. F R
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      F R

      Malmö, Sweden

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January 2013

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From Freedom and Roam Uganda: We have now received this message from a facebook employee: "This petition was brought to our attention today. We looked into this and deleted the page." THANK YOU Facebook for listening, and a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have signed! We want to be clear that this effort was not about disregarding the opinions or values of Ugandans. Many of us engaged in this fight are Ugandans ourselves. But some things are not negotiable. Things like human dignity and the right to privacy. Common decency is non-negotiable. For these reasons and others, we had to fight this fight. We had to take this stand. And thank you for standing with us. And for standing with regular Ugandans struggling to get by, loving the way they love, living their lives in private, and wanting the same things we all want. Sincerely, Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, Freedom and Roam Uganda

This highly trafficked page is attempting to incite mob violence, firing, eviction and annihilation of named people in Uganda who are perceived to be gay - or rumored to be gay, or otherwise have angered the woman behind it in some personal way - by "exposing" them online.
This has resulted in disasters before; since the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone "exposed" 100 people as gay in 2010, those people have lived in fear and many have been attacked, lost their jobs and had to be relocated.
In 2011 gay human rights activist David Kato, one of the people "exposed" by the paper, was bludgeoned to death.

The page has been blocked and returned 8 times so far in two weeks with more and more hate speech. Facebook has clear policies on hate speech and harassment and periodically removes the page, but has not taken the necessary steps to keep it from re-launching within a couple of hours.
We urgently need Facebook to PERMANENTLY prevent this user from posting pages with this type of homicidal content.

Join us to stop more terror in Uganda in the wake of the pending "Kill the Gays bill" by signing this petition. We are counting on you. Thank you!

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    1. Facebook has listened!

      F R
      by F R
      Petition Organizer

      We have now received this message from a facebook employee:

      "This petition was brought to our attention today. We looked into this and deleted the page."

      Thank you people at Facebook for listening, thank you people at GLAAD, Towleroad, Huffington Post and many others for picking up the story and communicating it Facebook, and a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have signed!

      We want to be clear that this effort was not about disregarding the opinions or values of Ugandans. Many of us engaged in this fight are Ugandans ourselves. But some things are not negotiable. Things like human dignity and the right to privacy. Common decency is non-negotiable. For these reasons and others, we had to fight this fight. We had to take this stand. And thank you for standing with us. And for standing with regular Ugandans struggling to get by, loving the way they love, living their lives in private, and wanting the same things we all want.

      Sincerely,
      Freedom and Roam Uganda

    2. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Drew Millet GOLDEN, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Human Rights

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    • Isabel Jeffares EAST POINT, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      It is a hate crime in an area that needs help not hate to deal with a growing diversified population.

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    • Harry Nagendra NEW YORK, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      This is how the Nazis worked. No exaggeration.

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    • Bonita Herren FISHERS, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a lesbian, and if it can happen to the guys, it can happen to the gals. We're all in this together!

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    • Ilirjana Kaja TIRANA, ALBANIA
      • over 1 year ago

      the human rights must be protected!!!

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