Facebook questioned over threats made against QIH directors

Facebook has admitted it didn’t remove a post containing ‘offensive material’ aimed at Quinn Industrial Holdings directors until after the attack on Kevin Lunney.

A number of Facebook pages and posts about directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings had been removed due to threats and abuse.

However Committee Chair Caoimhghín Ó’Caoláin asked why a post was not taken down until after the abduction and assault last month.

Facebook’s Dualta O Broin told the Oireachtas Justice Committee the post was reported to them before the assault but it wasn’t found to be in breach of its community standards:

The post was deleted following the abduction in Co. Fermanagh last month after it was ‘re-reviewed’.

Gardaí and the PSNI are continuing to investigate the attack but no arrests have so far been made.

Committee Chair and local TD Caoimhghín Ó’Caoláin says Facebook needs to look at its community standards: