Thursday, February 11, 2010

The latest in Facebook (from Erica)

For those of you who didn't spend yesterday and today glued to your computer in the pursuit of dissertations and finishing homework- aka those of you who aren't Emily or me- you may not have heard about the group on Facebook that attempted to make light of violence against sex workers. Entitled "Killing your hooker so you don't have to pay her," the group finally faced action from Facebook after enough people reported it for offensive content. However, it's not gone entirely: it's been re-founded under the name "Grand Theft Auto taught me if you kill a hooker, you get your money back." For an added offensiveness bonus, the founding comments on the group's wall referred to "feminist cunts" getting the former group shut down. Already, it has over 700 members. If you have a Facebook account, I'd suggest visiting the group page and reporting it by clicking on the link at the bottom on the left. This is just all sorts of ridiculous.

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