Freedom of speech is one of the may valuable benefits of being an American. But when that speech or action is offensive or perceived as damaging, it’s difficult to stomach. After the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, a small contingent decided to create Facebook pages for James Holmes as a “public figure.” Other Facebook users chose to “like” those pages. Thus far, Facebook has stood behind its policy and has not taken down the pages, despite dozens and perhaps even hundreds of people reporting the pages as offensive.
In the video above from TV3 Winchester, I provided my thoughts on the situation.
What do you think? Should Facebook disable these kinds of pages? Where should they draw the line?