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Facebook page showing drunk UA students taken offline

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Facebook page that featured photos taken of University
of Arizona students abusing alcohol had been taken off the Internet after the
university complained.

The anonymously run page showed photos of students passed out or vomiting. It
had nearly 2,500 followers before it went offline Wednesday.

University officials considered the page a potential safety threat because
students who seemed in need of help were being mocked instead.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that Facebook spokesman
Matt Steinfeld said the site violated Facebook’s standards.

Those standards don’t allow pages that promote or encourage self-harm or that
publish the personal information of others without their consent. The standards
also require page creators to use their real names and identities.


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