Facebook defends Raoul Moat tribute posts

Facebook defends Raoul Moat tribute posts
# 14 July 2010 22:08 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Facebook has refused to withdraw tributes to Raoul Moat left on the site despite growing pressure, APA reports quoting “Sky News”.
Around 30,000 people have joined a group called "RIP Raoul Moat You Legend" where sympathy messages have been left.
The Prime Minister rounded on the tributes saying: "Raoul moat was a callous murderer.
"I cannot understand any wave, however small, of public sympathy for this man.
"There should be sympathy for his victims and for the havoc he wreaked in that community. There should be no sympathy for him."
However, a statement from Facebook said its users were entitled to their views.
"Facebook is a place where people can express their views and discuss things in an open way as they can and do in many other places.
"And as such we sometimes find people discussing topics others may find distasteful, however, that is not a reason in itself to stop a debate from happening.
"We believe that enabling people to have these different opinions and debate about a topic can help bring together lots of different views for a healthy discussion.