Hate groups on Facebook
On today's New York Times website there was a story about an anti-islamic group on Facebook with over 750 members. For those who do not know, Facebook is an online social networking site used predominantly by college students. The group's leader, a man calling himself Variable, says "The Quran contains many lies and threats. Islam is false, no god exists, and someone should say that loud and clear.â€? He argues he has first amendment rights and that his group is peaceful.
In response to the hate group, a group, which now has over 58,000 members, was made that professes to quit Facebook if it is not removed. Facebook has declined any comment on has been done or what they plan on doing, though one day last week the website was inacessible.
To see either of these two group's pages, sign in at Facebook.com.