Facebook page taken down for "fat-shaming" residents in the 530 area code

Jul 24, 2014 1:56 AM by Vanessa Vasconcelos

A facebook page shaming north state residents for their weight has been taken down.

530 Fatties-- It's a page that has sparked a lot of controversy over the last few days. Their main objective, fat-shaming people living in the 530 area code.Most of the photos featured on the page were taken in public, without the target knowing they were being photographed.

Once facebook learned about it, the page was taken down for violating their community standards.

That didn't stop a copycat.

I reached out to facebook and they sent the following statement.

"We do not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals." -- Facebook spokesperson.

Facebook has more than 1 billion users.


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