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re Facebook and the pictures of James Bulger's killers

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NessieMcFessie Fri 15-Feb-13 16:11:05

A friend of mine on Facebook has posted the pictures of James Bulger's killers as they look 'today'. I have no idea where they have come from or if they are actually the two men involved (and I don't know if she knows any of this information).

AIBU to report these pictures? She has had loads of support under her post.

Fairylea Fri 15-Feb-13 16:12:25

TheBigJessie Fri 15-Feb-13 16:15:14

Report to facebook. While you're at it, feel free to tell your friend about the legal penalties for being in contempt of court. I would.

ImKateandsoismywife Fri 15-Feb-13 16:26:42

I've just had this pop up on my newsfeed too. I've reported it but it looks like its already all over fb.

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Feb-13 16:28:53

The 1990 pics are of the same boy, not even both of them which brings doubt over who the adult pics are of.

Anyone that shares those pics is an imbecile IMO.

Lulabellarama Fri 15-Feb-13 16:32:04

I hadnt thought of reporting, I just deleted the 'friend' that posted them

quoteunquote Fri 15-Feb-13 17:13:05

if you google the names, the picture are out there, report on FB, but a can is open, worms all over the place.

HollyBerryBush Fri 15-Feb-13 17:22:36

I've just had that flash up on my wall - I've reported it.

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Feb-13 17:29:08

thankfully havent had those yet ...I have had a lovely poem about the domestic (allegedly) murder of a young woman by her athlete boyfriend - I was very clear how funny I found those angry

TapirBackRider Fri 15-Feb-13 17:35:21

I've reported it to facebook, but they've refused to delete the picture under any of the available categories. confused

thefirstmrsrochester Fri 15-Feb-13 17:38:46

This came up on my wall. Friend who 'shared' it is an asshole, now deleted & reported to fb. Why won't fb delete the page fgs?

WilsonFrickett Fri 15-Feb-13 17:40:15

I am so, so disappointed by the 'friends' who have shared this, three of them I would have considered sensible, bright people. <sighs>

AmberLeaf Fri 15-Feb-13 17:56:15

The comments under the picture though hmm

Some people are ridiculous.

HollyBerryBush Fri 15-Feb-13 17:57:25

I'm now in the middle of a FB row about it (LMAO).

NessieMcFessie Fri 15-Feb-13 17:58:31

This friend has posted pictures of both the killers. FB can be so dangerous this way. I will report it.

HollyBerryBush Fri 15-Feb-13 18:01:38

It's idiots and pack mentality - and if Number One Knob says 'what if they killed yours?' as a line of defence for posting them, I swear I might get very very annoyed!

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Fri 15-Feb-13 18:22:16

Whywont facebook take them down? His identity is protected.

HollyBerryBush Fri 15-Feb-13 18:25:40

They will if you report - no organisation can keep tabs on everything posted once it goes viral.

Figgygal Fri 15-Feb-13 18:25:44

Who is to say its really the right people very stupid and dangerous game!! angry

Fairylea Fri 15-Feb-13 18:27:02

They shouldn't be on facebook. And they shouldn't be shared. But they've been all over the internet since he was arrested. It's not "new" apart from Twitter reposting them in the last few days. I don't expect facebook really care too much considering how easily available the photos are just by googling them..wrong but true.

florry88 Fri 15-Feb-13 18:46:35

It has appeared and disappeard twice on mine today, this isnt the point but the picture of them at age 10 is of the same one, differnet photos but same child.

TheBigJessie Fri 15-Feb-13 18:51:15

Facebook towers are useless, even when you do report. You'd think they could afford to have a huge 24 hour call-centre of people checking reports, and tracking shares, if they wanted. With BANS. As it is, hoax propagation pages, hate groups against individuals and illegal activity stays around for weeks.

Fairylea Fri 15-Feb-13 18:51:25

Actually the two photos of the older man is meant to be the same one too. Before and after weight loss in prison apparently.

OptimisticPessimist Fri 15-Feb-13 18:55:30

There must be several of these circulating, the one that popped up on mine definitely had the mug shots of both boys from the time of their arrest coupled with two different men. I reported it but wasn't really sure which category to use, and FB don't let you type in a reason hmm

SoWhatIfImWorkingClass Fri 15-Feb-13 19:00:16

I don't like these pictures because these men may be completely innocent and this could potentially ruin their lives, even endanger them.

Those two boys have already ruined enough lives for them to continue to do so due to other people's stupidity. One man took his own life a few years ago due to people accusing him of being one of these killers. So sad. This is why Denise Bulger does not want their identities to be kept secret, as innocent people could be harmed or killed.

If it turns out that these pictures are of them, just on the off chance, then i have no sympathy.

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