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Facebook shuts down Ku Klux Klan group

By Kesavan Unnikrishnan     May 4, 2009 in Internet
Facebook shut down a Group who identified themselves as "Isle of man KKK".The group was set up by schoolchildren in the Isle of Man calling to keep the Island white and free from foreigners.
Isle of Man is a tiny island located between England and Ireland with a population of over 70,000. Last week, the island was in the news when a group of students set up a racist group and called for cleansing the island from foreigners. Eventually, Facebook shut down the group.
The group was set up by a student from a school in the island and students from all six schools in the island had joined .Over 100 students joined the group, which had a picture of a hooded member of the openly racist Ku Klux Klan.The creator of the group wrote a message in the homepage:
Keep the Isle of Man white and free from foreigners. clense (sic) the Isle of Man. Damn blacks and indians (sic), coming over here taking our jobs - who the #### do they think they are.
Students had posted several hate messages like this in the group.
The group was first noticed by the school authorities and they alerted Facebook, who swiftly shut the group down. Paul Kane, deputy headteacher at Ballakermeen High School told Isle of Man newspaper.
There are one or two ambiguous remarks from our students but we think these were intended as sarcasm. I’m pleased that the vast majority disagree with the sentiments of this group and want nothing to do with it.
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