Facebook Refuses Mourning Father's Request To Take Down Pictures Of His Daughter With Boyfriend Who Murdered Her...
We've been following this today for a while now. It seems Hollie Gazzard, a 20-year-old hair dresser from Gloucester, U.K., was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend Asher Maslin in February of last year, after she had broken up with him.
Her father, Nick Gazzard, requested that Facebook take down the pictures. They refused, citing their policy that “when a profile is memorialised following someone’s death, changes cannot be made.”
A spokesperson responded to Gazzard’s plea with a statement saying: “People have told us that they would like to leave a legacy on Facebook. […] We memorialize accounts to provide a place of remembrance and maintain the profile as it was when the person passed away. […] We understand in tragic cases such as this it may mean there are sometimes painful reminders but memorialized accounts are designed to preserve the privacy of the deceased.” Gazzard is making one final attempt to get the pics taken down by “withdrawing the copyright of the photographs in the hopes that it will give him the power to have them removed.”
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Sometimes it does shitty things like today.
“We don’t want her account shut because those photos are our memories of Hollie. “Her friends like to see a reminder of all the good times with Hollie. But there are some of her posing with the person who murdered her. Facebook should be able to look at what has happened to us and remove those nine photographs.” “Hollie got rid of all the photos of him in the house and everything he bought her. This is what she would have wanted.” The photos haunt her family every time they see them, but the social media giant will not delete them as it does not alter a “memorialised” profile after someone dies. Hollie’s dad Nick said: “It makes me feel sick when I see those photos. I try not to go into her Facebook site now because I get quite distressed
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