Facebook refuses to take down rape joke pages

Posted in: Censorship at 01/10/2011 17:32

Women's rights activists in Britain and the US have accused Facebook of promoting rape and "rape culture" after the social networking site refused to take down pages on which users made jokes and apparent confessions about sexual assault.

Petitions urging the site to remove pages such as "You know she's playing hard to get when your [sic] chasing her down an alley" have been signed by more than 3,600 people in the UK and 175,000 people on the US website Change.org.

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