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Facebook: Review Community Standards so that "humorous" racist posts are not allowed

Facebook says it does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. Once racism is therefore phrased as a joke it therefore is allowed. The page "Laughing so hard you feel a six pack coming on" shows several images with written text that "jokingly" demean Blacks and Asians.

Here are two examples:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=610249422324688&set=a.246642872018680.79788.244242748925359&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=610250888991208&set=pb.244242748925359.-2207520000.1360102058&type=3&theater

Facebook refuses to take them down for the reason that they constitute "humorous speech" in spite of several reports. Please sign this petition to force Facebook to acknowledge that this is indeed hate, and hate isn't funny even if said in a "joke". Their Community Standards need to be amended.


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facebook
Please review Community Standards so that "humorous" racist posts are not allowed.