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Facebook blocks social network `suicide` website

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 09:43

Washington: Facebook has said that it is blocking a website called "Web 2.0 Suicide Machine" that helps users delete their social network profiles.

The number one social network also said it had sent a "cease-and-desist" letter to another website,, which also helps you kill off your virtual identity.

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine site, which features a
hangman`s noose on its homepage, deletes profiles, friends and
other information on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn
for users who provide their account information.

"This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking
social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends,
and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego," it says.

Facebook, in a statement to AFP, said the suicide site
was in violation of Facebook rules.

"Facebook provides the ability for people who no longer
want to use the site to either deactivate their account or
delete it completely," Facebook said.

"Web 2.0 Suicide Machine collects login credentials,
which is a violation of our Statement of Rights and
Responsibilities (SRR)," it said.
"We`ve blocked the site`s access to Facebook as is our
policy for sites that violate our SRR," Facebook said. "We`re
currently investigating and considering whether to take
further action."


First Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 09:43
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