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Facebook ordered to remove paedophile monitoring page

Published on Dec 1, 2012 9:34 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A Facebook page set up to monitor paedophiles has been removed after a judge in Northern Ireland ruled on Friday that it risked infringing the human rights of a convicted sex offender.

The man, who cannot be identified, started legal proceedings against the social networking site after discovering his photograph and threatening comments had been posted on the page.

High Court judge Bernard McCloskey ruled some content on the page amounted to prima facie harassment of the man, known only as XY.

The man had previously been given a six-year jail sentence for a string of child sex offences committed more than 20 years ago.

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