The National Rifle Association had to hide her Facebook page to control aggression
Social networking has created an enabling environment for heated debates and often misplaced or exacerbated the worst thoughts. These attitudes often soar and generate strong crossings when a tragic event of negligence or going somewhere, such as the case of the slaughter of Newtown, where a young man killed 27 people and ignited again the debate on civilian gun carrying .
One of the major players in this century-old debate on carriage and use of firearms by civilians is the National Rifle Association (NRA), an organization that supports the use and the right to bear arms on the basis of the need to protect Nation of any attack, civil law is written in the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
With over 1.5 million followers, the NRA decided to temporarily hide your Facebook profile as a way to try to control the heated debate that occupies the front pages of all U.S. media and avoid a virtual war between supporters and opponents of civilian use of weapons.
It was a controversial history in social networks following the NRA when shooting in Aurora, Colorado, last July at the premiere of the film The Dark Knight Rises , a tweet branded “insensitive” generated a wave of aggressive attacks against followers of this nonprofit organization.
The Facebook fanpage was preemptively closed about 10 hours after learning of the tragedy of Newtown, but the Twitter account, despite having no activity, remains visible, and it does not have to hide it as a tool for Facebook.
Link: National Rifle Association Hides Hosting Facebook Page To Avoid Flame Wars (TechCrunch)Tags: arms, Facebook, slaughter, Twitter, U.S.