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[BBC] Facebook wipes page saying soldiers should be murdered

Facebook has removed a page entitled "Soldiers deserve to be raped and murdered" - but not because of its subject matter. [...]

Facebook's Community Standards state that it will remove content where it perceives there to be a "genuine risk of physical harm" and that members may not "credibly threaten others, or organise acts of real-world violence".

However, a spokesman for the social network indicated that the threat had not been specific enough for its complaints team to act on. [...]

By contrast, La Quadrature du Net (Squaring the Net) - a Paris-based group that campaigns for internet users' rights - said it was concerned that a company with as much influence as Facebook should be left to make such decisions.

"A judge may or may not have considered that this was a direct call to violence, and on that ground may or may not have asked Facebook to remove it - and this is how it should be," said the group's co-founder Jeremie Zimmermann.

"[Instead] Facebook has become a sort of parallel justice with its own rules that we cannot fully understand.

"This is a major problem for whoever believes their speech is protected on Facebook." [...]

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26938007