What annoys me about the article below is the attitude of Facebook to these things, and over time it’s now why I don’t bother with the site.
A couple of years ago, someone set up a group about ‘scroungers’. It regularly sported posts about the use of violence against claimants, and other vile things. Many of us complained to FB, but they refused to take down the group.
In contrast, if someone posted a comment like Ursula did on a site like the Guardian, the moderators would have taken it down straight away. The fact that FB allows such posts says a lot about the company and its standards.
Ignorant people shouldn’t be allowed to get away with such vitriol without challenge.
An outspoken former cast member of TV show The Call Centre has sparked outrage after claiming children born with Down’s Syndrome should be “put down”.
Ursula Presgrave – who burst onto screens last year as the tattooed, foul-mouthed worker who clashed with boss Nev Wilshire in the show – has previously caused uproar after writing a vile Facebook post about missing child Madeleine McCann.
Now Ursula, from Swansea, has come under fire again for writing that children born with Down Syndrome should be put to death.
She posted on her Facebook page: “Anyone born with down syndrome should be put down, it’s just cruel to let them lead a pointless life of a vegetable.”
‘Created an absolute riot’
More than 550 people have commented on the post with users describing it as “vile”, “sick”, and “attention-seeking”.
One user, Tracy Louise Thomas, 40, from Bridgend, said she was completely outraged by…
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