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Facebook threatens widow with ban

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by rlvaughn, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member
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    Facebook warns widow, 81, her knitted-pig posts are hate speech

    A 81-year-old widow was threatened by Facebook with a permanent ban from the site after her posts about knitted ‘white pigs’ fell foul of hate speech rules.

    Mrs Rita Rich-Mulcahy, a self-avowed "porcophile", had set up a Facebook page devoted to her knitted woollen pigs after the death of her husband last year.

    However, the retired teacher from Shropshire drew the ire of Facebook after commenting ‘white pigs’ on a picture about rabbits and captioning a photo of one of her creations with ‘high-viz pigs’.

    Facebook deleted her two posts and threatened to permanently bar her from the site for ‘hate speech’.​