Facebook Page with Over 30,000 likes is Hate Speech at Disabled

There is a facebook page  on Facebook with well over 30,000 likes that the title in itself is a form of Hate Speach to those with disabilities – but then the page itself seems to call other’s unwise actions ‘retarded’.  According to facebook’s support page on what they consider Hate Speech:

Content that attacks people based on their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or disease is not allowed. We do, however, allow clear attempts at humor or satire that might otherwise be considered a possible threat or attack. This includes content that many people may find to be in bad taste (e.g. jokes, stand-up comedy, popular song lyrics, etc.).

Many of the posts on the Retards. Retards Everwhere facebook page are posted in the context of a joke however most with disabilities, and their care takers would clearly consider this a form of hate speech.  I have went ahead and reported the facebook page as a form of Hate Speech and encourage others to do so as well.

How To Report Hate Speech on Facebook

how to report facebook page for hate speechHate speech on facebook is very easy to report, and now they are required to respond to you about your hate speech reports if you want follow up.  On the offending facebook page when viewing from a computer click the gear on the top right of the page (next to the message and like buttons).  Then click report page.

When you click report page a dialogue box will show up.  Click ‘I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook’ and then continue… another dialogue box will appear.

Click Hate Speech and then in the dropdown box select ‘Targets people with a disability or disease and click continue.

Next click report to facebook and then click continue.

If you wish to receive contact from facebook after they reviewed the report click the optional check box and then click okay.