February 26, 2013
Facebook will block sensitive content linked to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, the company and the state’s congressional delegation said.
Many of the Newtown tribute pages posted to Facebook were created by relatives of the victims or survivors, but others were created by people with no connection to the tragedy, The Hartford Courant reported. Officials were concerned about the solicitation of donations, bullying and harassment.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said, it’s not anyone’s “responsibility to try to speak for the families other than the families.”