The Facebook Fracas: Polling On Killing Obama
On Sunday a friend of mine called my attention to a Facebook poll asking whether President Obama “should be killed”:
Naturally, the Kossacks rode down on Facebook with a fury. There were dozens at least of Facebook users reporting the poll as offensive, and it was reported several times to the FBI and the Secret Service. It was eventually taken down at the request of the Secret Service, but almost a day after the reporting began.
Now, I don’t blame Facebook for the poll’s appearance; they can’t control every loon and crank with an account. I do wonder, though, why it took them so long to react. It isn’t like this was something on which reasonable people could disagree as to appropriateness.