Facebook states in its community standards its “mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”
However, when the Facebook group New Airdrie Confessions was reported, after posting comments attacking Airdronian Mike Loughman by calling him a thief, an “idiot” and labelling his parents “Airdrie’s local drunks,” Facebook responded by saying the post “doesn’t go against any of our specific Community Standards.”
Which confuses us as its Community Standards includes a section on bullying and harrassment, which reads: “We don’t tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow you to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them.”
Furthermore, Facebook suggests if a group “consistently posts things you don’t want to see, you may want to limit how often you see their posts or remove them from your Facebook experience.”
That’s a complete and utter fail on Facebook’s part if you ask us. So is Loughman just supposed to turn the other cheek and allow this slander to continue?
It’s time to do better Facebook. It’s to the point where the social media site is a safe haven for hate and that needs to stop now.