‘Facebook refused to ban’ autism hate page


Upset parents begged the social network site to remove the Moms Against Autistic Children but were left disappointed

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Facebook have been accused of refusing to ban a vile page attacking autistic kids, despite angry protests.

Upset parents who begged the social network site to remove the Moms Against Autistic Children thread were told it did not “violate our community standards”.

Katie Fitzgerald, of St Helens, Merseyside, was one of them.

The 27-year-old, whose son Riley-Jack, three, is autistic, said: “I went on for advice and was faced with all that horrible stuff. I could not believe it.”

The page was finally taken down after thousands of complaints – and intervention by the National Autistic Society.

But other insensitive copycat pages have since appeared.

NAS policy chief Sarah Lambert said: “This kind of hate speech is deeply offensive to those living with autism.”

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