Facebook snubs British MPs’ calls to drop Raoul Moat fan page

Facebook said it would resist MPs’ calls to remove a page set up in honour of Raoul Moat, the fugitive who shot his former girlfriend, her boyfriend and a police officer before killing himself after he went on the run for a week.David Cameron condemned public sympathy for Moat today and described the gunman as a “callous murderer”.The prime minister said he could not understand “any wave of public sympathy for this man”. Any sympathy should be directed towards Moat’s victims, he said.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/jul/14/david-cameron-raoul-moatAlso see:Facebook snubs UK prime minister over Raoul Moat tributes
Facebook has rebuffed a call by David Cameron for the removal of tributes to the gunman Raoul Moat which have been left on the social networking site.The Prime Minister condemned the praise being paid to the “callous murderer” yesterday and instructed Downing Street to raise its concerns with the company over the web page of the “RIP Raoul Moat You Legend” group.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/facebook-snubs-cameron-over-raoul-moat-tributes-2026870.htmlFacebook resists No 10 pressure over Moat tributes
The online networking site Facebook refused on Wednesday to act against members paying tribute to Raoul Moat after Prime Minister David Cameron said there should be no sympathy for the dead gunman.Moat, 37, killed himself on Saturday in the Northumberland town of Rothbury after a standoff with police, who had been trying to catch him for a week after he shot three people, killing one man.
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