Facebook: Classify fag/faggot/dyke as hate speech.

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Facebook: Classify fag/faggot/dyke as hate speech.

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Christopher Rathbun started this petition to Facebook Mark Zuckerburg

A post can be removed from Facebook and the user can be given a warning or banned for repeated offenses for using hate speech. Fag/Faggot/Dyke are no different than other words that aren't tolerated on Facebook because they are classified as hate speech, but are used frequently by many, but aren't classified as hate speech. There are many words that society has deemed unacceptable because they are racial/ethnic slurs. In this day and age of increasing acceptance, or at least tolerance, of the GLBT community, there are words that are just as hurtful to them, as racial slurs are to ethnic groups. While, the GLBT community isn't classified as a race or ethnic group, they are a demographic and a minority that deserve respect as much as any other minority group. If racial/ethnic slurs are shunned because they are hate speech, then these should also be shunned and classified as hate speech.

I reported someone one day for using the word fag in a derrogatory context during the Marriage Equality fight in MN on the MPR thread:
https://www.facebook.com/MPRnews/posts/10151474497528591

This is the reponse I got back from FB admin:
Thanks for your report. We reviewed the comment you reported, but found it doesn't violate Facebook's Community Standard on hate speech, which includes posts or photos that attack a person based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition.

There needs to be consistency among FB admins and people need to know that just because it's a word that is socially acceptable to those insensitive to the issue, it's still a hurtful word.

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