Facebook removes Isla Vista killer's page

5/29/2014

By Salvador Rodriguez

By Salvador Rodriguez

Los Angeles Times

(MCT) — After initially refusing to take action, Facebook has removed a page glorifying Elliot Rodger, the man authorities say is behind the Isla Vista rampage that left six dead and several wounded Friday.

The page listed Rodger as "an American Hero" who "made the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle against feminazi ideology," according to a screen shot posted by the Guardian. Facebook removed the page after receiving complaints from multiple users and activists. One complaint said the page contained a credible threat of violence; others reported the page for harassment.

Originally, Facebook told the users and activists that it did not plan to take the page down because it did not violate its community standards, but the company recanted and removed the page Monday.

Authorities say Rodger, 22, killed six UC Santa Barbara students, stabbing his three roommates before setting off on a shooting rampage around the campus. Rodger then turned the gun on himself.

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