A facebook logical solution
For and against "Dead babies make me laugh" and other such groups. 1. The original reason for the ban group was because parents who had sadly lost a child were obviously getting upset by it (even though we know that this was not a deliberate attack on them, just a collision of emotions which CAN be avoided). 2. We live in a diverse and interesting world where we all respect freedom of thought and belief and as such, Facebook should be a true reflection of this 3. Just because someone tells or appreciates sick jokes does not make them a person who wishes harm to anyone, a joke is a joke is a joke and nobody is ACTUALLY harmed. Quite ironically, sick jokes work because of their ABSURDITY, and actually reflect a general abhorrence of such acts. 4.The whole business of actual threats and nasty pm's came about because of the escalation of the argument, and the actual argument became one of individual rights, and BOTH sides were equally responsible 5. Just banning something is not going to make it go away and whilst people are busy trying to ban something that is merely words the REAL perpetrators of heinous acts against children are getting on with it Our time and energy would be better spent trying to understand these acts objectively,without as much moral outrage clogging clear and logical thinking, so we may help them be avoided in future If you have answered YES to most of the above then I propose a solution to the original reason why this group was found to be upsetting. Its quite simple. Whenever a new group is set up, it has to be flagged as "may contain offensive/adult content, then people can set their OWN personal settings to either avoid these groups altogether or at least be warned that there may be material that will offend.