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I am utterly disgusted and revolted. There's this shocking video doing the rounds on Facebook. In short: it's about a group of (black) people who beat 5 other people with sticks to the extent that they cannot walk. Then, when these people cannot move anymore, they are set alight alive. I saw this video (unfortunately) and immediately reported it to Facebook, and requested that they have this video removed. I was shocked beyond the core of my soul on receiving the following message from them: Thanks for your report. We reviewed the video you reported, but found it doesn't violate Facebook's Community Standard on graphic violence, which includes depicting harm to someone or something, threats to the public's safety, or theft and vandalism. So, I'm warning you that I am posting a link to the video in question, and IF you are up to watching something this barbaric and nauseating, do so at your own risk. If you are sensitive, please DON'T watch it, but answer my questions below: Does Facebook really show any form of humanity? Is it really worthwhile reporting something this vile to them? If this is their idea of "no harm to someone" what exactly is this that I saw in the video? I simply can't get over the shock of it. My hands are completely tied. If Facebook doesn't want to do anything about something vile as this, how are we ever going to put a stop to this kind of thing?


Cecilia Barnard

This petition closed almost 4 years ago

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We should decide if we want facebook to use their influence into stopping acts as these or just to help spread it.


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