Fake Facebook profiles for bombing suspect get the ax
One week after the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured dozens, the manhunt for the suspects is over, but bystanders continue trying to insert themselves into the story via social media.
Following Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's arrest on Friday, Facebook pages and fake profiles using his name, or variations of his name, are popping up on the social network. And, not quite as quickly, Facebook is knocking them down ... at least the pages that violate the social network's Community Standards. Facebook confirmed to NBC News that fake profiles and pages related to the Boston Marathon bombings that are in violation have been removed.
You can still find Tsarnaev-related pages and profiles, but Facebook search isn't the most efficient way to do so. As Daily Dot pointed out, a "People" search for "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev" turns up zero results, though a Facebook spokesperson told Daily Dot it would not confirm the social network had blocked the name on its search, only that the social network provides results "most relevant" to the Facebook users.
This page made me sick..... "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is innocent" https://www.facebook.com/DzhokharTsarnaev2013