Sandy Hook Parents Plead to FB for Protection From Conspiracy Groups
How many times do parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook massacre have to beg the conspiracy theorists to please stop with their false claims?
6-year-old Noah Pozner was shot to death on the morning of December 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School along with 25 others. For the last 5 1/2 years, parents, family, and friends of the 26 individuals who were murdered have been harassed and threatened by individuals and groups who claim the shootings were some big conspiracy and never happened.
The Danbury Daily Voice has reported that Noah's mom and dad, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa have sent Mark Zuckerberg, FB's CEO a letter pleading with him to stop allowing these fringe groups, truthers, and conspiracy groups to have access to Facebook to spread their hate. The following is part of that letter:
Conspiracy groups and anti-government provacateurs began making claims on Facebook that the massacre was a hoax, that the murdered were so-called 'crisis actors and that their audience should rise up to 'find out the truth' about our families." These calls and claims to action spread across Facebook like wildfire and, despite our pleas, were protected by Facebook.
But that's just the beginning. Noah's parents went on to say that they've relocated many times because photos of their home and their address have appeared on Facebook. Pozner told Zuckerberg they are living in hiding because of the number of death threats. In closing Leonard Pozner wrote:
"We are unable to properly grieve for our baby or move on with our lives because you, arguably the most powerful man on the planet, have deemed that the attacks on us are immaterial, that providing assistance in removing threats is too cumbersome, and that our lives are less important than "providing a safe haven for hate."
Facebook did respond saying they understood the Pozner's issues and others like them and that they do have channels where individuals can reach out to people on Facebook to talk about their questions and concerns. Over the last couple of days, Zuckerberg has pulled one of Facebook's largest pages 'The Hoax at Sandy Hook' off the site which had 12,000 members.
I don't know how you feel, but I think FB's reply is a big stinkin' pile of crap! If it's any consolation at all, Facebook stock plummeted today to the tune of $119 billion which marks the biggest one-day loss in our country's history. Personally, I think that Mark Zuckerberg is in way over his head! What say you?