Raoul Moat Facebook: Social Networking Nightmare?

By Alan Ng - Jul 16, 2010

It has been reported that the Facebook page dedicated to a UK gunman has finally been removed – not by Facebook themselves, but rather the user who created the group in the first place.

As reported from BBC, the Facebook page titled ‘”RIP Raoul Moat you Legend” had gained about 35,000 supporters, instantly striking controversy across the UK. Even Prime Minister David Cameron got involved over the matter and urged Facebook to remove the group.

However, Facebook later issued a statement saying that it’s users were entitled to their own opinion and that the only way it would be removed, would be by the user who created it.

That turned out to be the case as the page can no longer be found on the social networking site. We trust that you have been following events in the whole story, so let us know your opinions on it.

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  • Scott

    This is a pathetic example of how brainwashed the people are… SHEEP. that they now take orders from the government on who they are allowed to grief over. they call us sick for grieving for raoul moat, yet they force us to greiv for sick british soldiers blowing kids appart for the sake of oil…

    Raoul moat was a product of this very government and the society he lived, he made the police force and authorities look stupid, revealed to the entire world that the uk is a police state

    THAT IS WHY THE GOVERNMENT IS MAD THAT WE SUPPORT THIS GUY THEY CAR ABOUT REPUTATION NOT PUBLIC SAFETY