facebook: Remove ALL Facebook 'Hate Pages' Related to the Death of Jill Meagher
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facebook: Remove ALL Facebook 'Hate Pages' Related to the Death of Jill Meagher

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      Nx Doyle

      Australia

Following the death of Jillian Meagher, a number of hateful Facebook groups have been designed with the specific intention of abusing the alleged perpetrator of the crime.

While recent media reports have stated that Facebook has complied with the authorities in removing SOME of the pages, a number of pages are still active. These pages MUST be removed in order for a sub judice matter to continue unimpeded.

Despite the fact that Mrs Meagher's grieving husband explicitly requested public restraint on social media in order to avoid a potential corruption of the judicial process, thoughtless and venomous comments number in their hundreds.

While it is somewhat understandable that the media attention given to this case has led many people to feel shock and anger, there is no excuse for Facebook to act as a vehicle for hate speech.

In the interests of due process of law and real respect for Jill and her family and friends, please share this page so that people are made aware of actions that may prove counter-productive in a legal context.

Free speech, whether explicitly or implicitly enshrined, does NOT include hate speech and as such has no place on social media or anywhere else.

 

 

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      I cannot understand how Facebook can tolerate this hate speech against women, girls, other sexually oriented persons, disabled. It is the world's largest social network with the most users and cannot tolerate hatred of women, especially in an unbelievable extent. This has to change otherwise Facebook seems to be a network of sedition for the future and must be removed of Internet.The access to the glorification of violence and rape against women is absolutly sedition.

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    • Mary Vasilas AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      The subject deserves to be discussed with respect.

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    • Yvonne Ocasio PLANO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      No one should be disrespected

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    • Jemma Horsley PRESTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 2 years ago

      because it could have an effect on the court case pending on this issue.

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      • about 2 years ago

      People have to stop posting their comments on line - they don't realise that their opinions can affect the outcome of legal action. I also feel it's not appropriate that Jill's family is exposed to such hateful comments - no doubt they are feeling the anger and despise the individual who did this, however, they do not need to have it in their face all of the time. As individuals we do not know Jill and we do not know her family - we can have feelings of sadness and anger over what has happened to an innocent woman, but people need to keep it together and stop posting their thoughts online. Respect the families grief and their need for privacy! They know that others are feeling for them and their loss - they don't need to see the repulsive comments on line.

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