On Saturday, Facebook user Jeanette Tye Runyon said she was told by Facebook that a profane, explicit threat of violence and death does not violate the site’s community standards.
According to Runyon, who provided screenshots of the threats, the individual in question messaged her “out of the blue,” but, she added, targeted her — she believes — because she revealed an earlier post the user made.
As it turns out, offender, Kamran Maharramov, also posted another vile message on another page:
Let’s put this in perspective. Individuals like this can post vile, profane threats that clearly violate Facebook’s standards, and the site will do nothing.
Those who oppose Islamic terrorism, on the other hand, can be banned for any reason or no reason at all. They can even be banned for things they never even posted.
The company’s executives and spokespeople like to claim the site promotes free speech, but it seems that some users have more freedom than others.