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I make no secret of my loathing for the running open sewer that is Facebook. But here is another reason I feel this way:

But soon after the sentencing - the boys avoided jail because of their age - a family friend of one of the boys wrote on Facebook that the young victim 'asked for it'.
A stream of abuse then followed, with one troller accusing the girl of crying rape when she had consented, and another saying it was her fault.
The girl's mother went to police but they told her they weren't able to help, and told her to talk to Facebook, who told her the comments didn't breach their 'community standards'.

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The running open sewer that is Facebook should be shut down as a public service because

its violation of its own "community standards" continues -- particularly where posts that openly express contempt of, hatred towards, and advocate violent treatment of women are concerned.

The mother of this child persuaded the rapists' family member -- not Facebook -- to take down the page eventually. Facebook officials later determined that in fact the page did violate their 'community standards'.

Still -- this giant commercial life-suck promulgates abuse and bullying, and it needs stopping.

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