Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Facebook has become the ubiquitous social networking site with an estimated 200 million members. For the most part, Facebook maintains a hands-off approach to content management. While I usually agree with this approach, I am outraged by the Facebook group “Kill Out Dem Man” which advocates the murder of gays and lesbians. The term “Batty Man” is Caribbean slang for gay men and the group is located in the Beliefs section. I get it, many Jamaicans hate gays but if Facebook doesn’t remove this group, they should expect legal action.
Editors Note: This didn’t take long. Facebook took the page down sometime between 5:20AM and 5:45AM.