posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 07:33 PM
reply to post by lifeissacred
Agreed fully that the first responsibility should be to the staff of the site. Here on ATS we take that very seriously, which is one of the main
reasons that members have an alert feature.
Obviously it's not realistic to expect large sites to see every post that's made, so alerting helps avoid a lot of potential problems.
Facebook certainly should have taken action against this person's account if his conduct was reported to them.
Personally, I believe that someone who goes online and insults people that are ill, or have passed away is depraved. Should it be illegal? I guess
that's up to the local authorities. If there is such a law where this person resides, then too bad for him.
Unfortunately I've seen that kind of behavior before as well. There have been two occasions, at least since I've been Admin here in which people
who don't like ATS have posted vile things about members of our community who have passed away. I don't think it's really clear cut to anyone what
a person like that is thinking because mocking a person who died, who never did anything to you, is a depraved action.
The same applies to the person in this case. Clearly a very sick person with a very warped mind. I'm not sorry he's going to jail.
Social networking sites need to be more proactive in this rather than leaving it in the hands of the law. Sites like Facebook or even ATS can put
such restrictions into their T&Cs and there's no problem. The solution, (IMO) lies - as always - with less government, not more.