Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wichita girls have become the latest victims of an embarrassing attack on social media sites like Facebook.
In less than 24 hours, a fan page by the name of "The Real Hoes of Wichita" has attracted more than 1,300 likes.
"This is actually the second version I've seen of this one within the past 48 hours. So, it's just appalling for women," said Erica Lopez, a criminal defense attorney in Wichita.
The page has had different variations including another page by the name of "Wichita Hoes." Each time, more than 1,000 people have liked the page. After users report the page as offensive, Facebook takes it down, but then a new one is created. It is unknown who is creating such pages.
"We have to stop sexual abuse within our society and this is one way in which we're able to do that, by simply being aware of it and making other people aware of it," said Rev. Jarrod Lies of Wichita.
People who are offended by these pages can report them to Facebook. Once reported anonymously, Facebook reviews and removes anything that violates the Community Standards.
Facebook has the following standard regarding bullying:
Facebook does 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. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment.
To find the Facebook Community Standards, click here.