Thursday, February 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Facebook Blocks Ambedkar Hate Page

Facebook Blocks Ambedkar Hate Page
Facebook Blocks Ambedkar Hate Page
Nachiket Mhatre, Feb 17, 2011 1206 hrs IST
Cops hot on the trail of page creator; seek his IP address from Facebook

It isn't uncommon for trolls to stir up controversy by riling the
easily irascible, and borderline fascist supporters of any famous
political and/or historical figure. It gets them instant reaction and,
let s not forget, lulz that just keeps on giving. More often than not,
it leads to grave consequences, and the same happened when someone
created a hate page eloquently dubbed "I Hate Ambedkar" on Facbook.
This led to rioting in Khar area of Mumbai, which should be the first
time such a thing has resulted in violence in the real world.

The Mumbai Police has finally managed to get Facebook to remove the
page, as Himanshu Roy, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) explains,
"Facebook has blocked the link following our request. Now, the culprit
will be traced and brought to book." Commissioner Roy is dead serious
about bringing the perpetrator to book, as the police is working hard
on obtaining the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the perpetrator
from Facebook. Roy claims that Facebook is busy fetching the culprit's
IP address from its servers and will share the information with the
Mumbai Police soon.

Facebook was reluctant to divulge information to the cops, until it
was furnished with a court order, which the Mumbai Police was prompt
to obtain. After getting the link blocked, the police is now awaiting
more information about the perpetrator from Facebook, who will now be
in a world of hurt if he/she didn't cover their tracks like a pro.

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