Important Update: Apparently, marketers are jumping on this and creating 'counter-polls' like 'should the person who created this poll be sent to jail?' Taking one of those poll then leads you to an iPhone related group or something. Do not take the polls!
It's been deleted finally. The poll is down because the 3rd party application is unavailable. I don't know if this means FB is on it or not. Hopefully, they'll start working on how to address this faster. I'd like to recommend they get some input from kossack ThatsNotFunny in addressing this.
Update 3: According to Greg Sargent at whorunsgov.com, the poll was pulled at the request of the Secret Service and they are investigating.
OK, this is truly pissing me off. Does Facebook have no oversight on a Sunday night/Monday morning? This poll has been posted since at least 8pm ET last night:
should obama be killed ?
if he cuts my health care
I know several users here have reported it and I'm incredulous that it's still online this morning.
Hat tip to Doctor Frog for bring it to our attention.
I just saw an even less appropriate thing on FB
It is, I kid you not, a poll asking whether President Obama should be killed.
Umbelievable. I hope anyone with a FaceBook account will visit the link and report it as offensive.
One nation, indivisible.
by Doctor Frog on Sun Sep 27, 2009 at 08:01:23 PM EDT
Now what the fuck do we have to do to bring it to the attention of FB? Their corporate HQ phone# is 650-543-4800 but no answer at this hour.
I know this is barely a diary but Facebook needs to re-assess their administrative policy if this type of posting can stay up all night. Maybe a diary will get their attention.