Early this morning, I received an im on msn, to join a group.
Usually I don’t visit any links sent on msn, but I make a few exceptions if I know the sender.
As you can read in the screen shot above, this group, freshly created aims at legalizing pornography and prostitution in Mauritius.
Updated : Do take note of the language used in the screen shot above.
Who are they?
Incredibly strange, you have perhaps noticed that the majority of these Mauritians are expatriates or people studying abroad.
Are they home sick or do they want to show their belonging?
However, I would also define another category of such authors.
I would call them “des ratés” since they are not worth anything, and trying to make themselves big, while hiding behind a computer screen.
Use of abusive language
Living in a democratic country, freedom of speech is one of our rights, isn’t it?
But does this justify the use of abusive and vulgar language?
Recently, I noticed people commenting on a public profile (fan page) which is aimed at promoting creole swearing words, and more than 7000 facebook users (MAY BE even you!) have joined this…
How do deal with this?
Facebook did cater for any case of abuse in its Terms and conditions, as well as in the Code of Conduct, which are available on the site.
While we believe users should be able to express themselves and their point of view, certain kinds of speech simply do not belong in a community like Facebook. Therefore, you may not post or share Content that:
- is obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit
- depicts graphic or gratuitous violence
- makes threats of any kind or that intimidates, harasses, or bullies anyone
- is derogatory, demeaning, malicious, defamatory, abusive, offensive or hateful
You want to make a cleaner facebook, especially for your island?
- STOP joining these useless groups to show your support!
- THINK TWICE before posting any comments on their groups
- REPORT the groups breaching Facebook Terms.
As a blogger, I do make use of my constitutional right to express myself openly, but I believe that some people are unfortunately playing with (tarnishing) the reputation of the country.
Are you among those who hide themselves behind fake names or openly create such groups/pages causing disrespect to your country?
Join me in this fight, report any abuse use of Facebook and STOP supporting them!
The authors are simply irresponsible and showing disrespect to our language, our country!
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