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Facebook warns over offensive 'tribute' pages praising criminals
London, October 06, 2012
First Published: 14:50 IST(6/10/2012)
Last Updated: 14:54 IST(6/10/2012)
An internet user looks at a Facebook page. AFP

Social networking giant Facebook's director of policy has warned about creating offensive 'tribute' pages praising criminals .

Simon Milner said there was 'no grey area' on the issue and that Facebook would take immediate action against member who set up deliberately offensive groups.

"Our terms of service are absolutely clear on this kind of thing," the Telegraph quoted Milner, who leads Facebook's British public policy unit, as saying.

According to the paper, his comments follow the arrest last month of a man who created a Facebook group, which described the alleged murderer of two UK police constables as a 'legend'.

"Every police officer's death is a course (sic) for celebration," the group said.

Milner addressed the issue this week as Facebook made changes to the system that allows members to report concerns about postings.

A new 'Support Dashboard' will for the first time allow those who make the complaints to keep track of Facebook's response.

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