Should Criminals Be Allowed to Have Facebook Fan Pages?

By Adrian Covert on at

After someone in the UK created a Facebook Fan Page for an accused murderer, Facebook responded by taking the page down. Common sense says this is the right thing to do. That said, is it the best practice?

Obviously Facebook is not a public institution, but censorship moves always set up tricky predicaments when it comes to the freedom of expression of its users. Does it now have to monitor and remove every similar page? Should they take down the page for that same alleged criminal calling for him to be hanged? Should it be involved at all? [Daily Dot]

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