Australia has been concerned in recent days over a rash of racial hatred comments appearing on Facebook that come from residents of the nation. Many are demanding action from Facebook about the continued racist comments directed at various immigrant groups. Among the comments that appear daily are:
‘Speak English-You are in Australia”
“Get the F— Out”
“I hate Israel”
“Respect Australia or F— OFF”
“I cannot tolerate the South African Accent”
There is no doubt individuals on Facebook are spoiling for a cyber fight in which day after day hateful language is expressed in hope of generating interest in the web site. Many comments undoubtedly come from racist minded people, others come from those who enjoy stirring controversy and getting people to their web site. The worst thing to do is ban these people, the best thing to do is allow them to spew their filth. Eventually, their stupidity will become obvious to most people.