Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Facebook is ok with hate speech and death threats - as long as you have allergies.

Update 2/17 9pm - Facebook eventually removed the page, but not until 9 hours after this post was written and after multiple people reported the page and it's posts, and a Change.org petition had over 1.5k signatures.

Update 2/18 11am - The page is backup. Not enough angry smilies to express the rage. But they did add propaganda using Tom Hanks (wonder if he knows), making a joke of attempted murder by feeding someone their known allergen.


I, among others, have reported a Facebook page as against Facebook's rules, and yet Facebook says it's within it's community guidelines.  Here's the guidelines that we think it fails:

Facebook does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment.

Facebook does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.

I'm guessing the reviewer also thinks that hate speech, bullying, and yes, death threats against those with allergies is funny.

I will give them credit, a few of the posts on their page could be consider "humor".  Such as this post:

Cuz well that's a meme. Replace Gluten with Rape. Ok so it's super dark humor, but I can see it.

However, most of their posts are not funny, but hate speech and one in particular is bullying.

I don't know who Jessica, Rheia, or Erica are, but this kind of bullshit is deadly, and yes is hate speech AND bullying of those three girls.

I think we all know who "they" are.. Jessica, Rheia, and Erica.

And I mean really, who doesn't have an allergic reaction when they can't have lesbian sex on top of some kegs out in the open at a party?

How is this not hate speech?

Yep. There you have it. The top 8 symptoms of allergies. This makes me stupid angry. To not believe someone has an allergy, can be deadly, and these people are not helping.

Oh and this one is sure to help kill someone.. 

Yes, lets help these hard working servers kill someone because they think allergies aren't important, or real. 

And then we come to the death threat portion.. 

Yes.. lets encourage people to hold people at bay by waving deadly weapons at them.  For many food allergic, holding their allergen near them is enough to cause a problem, and this promotes an intended "call to action" for people to do just that... and maybe even slip that peanut into the allergic person's food.

This idiocy needs to stop.

Please feel free to let Facebook know that posts like this are a danger to our very lives.

To see the page mentioned here, feel free to visit: https://www.facebook.com/mypooforyou

Oh and if you're tired of FB reviewers being too stupid to see the hate speech, please feel free to snail-mail a letter to their legal department:

Attn: Legal Department
156 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Anonymous said...

Maybe this is the research based information that a doctor I saw yesterday has been reading. She told me that my allergies do not exist. That is absurd and then she suggested I try some new food. She couldn't understand why I can't eat gluten-free (that contains corn) food for my diet that I put myself on. When I began crying out of frustration she told me I appear to be a stressed out person. What any of this had to do with the pain I keep getting in my right side I have no clue. When is it okay for a doctor charging me $150 to tell me that my other doctors misdiagnosed me? I have more allergies than just corn and she thinks they don't exist. I wonder if she would go up to a patient with cancer and tell them they don't have cancer? Luckily I am a well educated person but what about other allergy suffers? Thank you for being a voice to others allergy suffers!

Anonymous said...

The Bill Cosby one is NOT funny. In any way at all. Whether you're looking at it from the allergy perspective, or from the rape perspective. RAPE IS NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT. It's not funny. Ever.

Anonymous said...

Boy do I wish this post got a lot more attention.