Facebook Deletes Sarah Palin’s anti-mosque note

Facebook, one of the largest social networking sites has recently apologised to U.S. Republican politician Sarah Palin, 46, after a post by Palin, saw her voicing her opposition to the building of a mosque near the World Trade Center site in New York. Subsequently, the post had been deleted by an automated system.

According to MAILONLINE, Andrew Noyes, spokesman for Facebook commented “that the post did not violate their content standards but was removed by an automated system”, he later went on to apologise for any inconvenience caused. On Thursday morning, saw Palin re-post the content. In recent times, Palin has had some of her comments slammed due to them being inappropriate. Her comments relate to plans being raised to build a 13-storey, £65 million Islamic centre, part of which will accommodate a mosque overlooking the World Trade Center. This in itself has brought criticism and upset from residents and victims families of the 2001 attacks.

Palin has commented on her Twitter account that “Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate”. This was met with anger from the the mayor of New York `Michael Bloomberg’, who believes opposition to the mosque is`un-American’ whereas former U.S. House Speaker `Newt Gingrich’, believes the current building plans are an insult and shows the `ignorance of American elites’. Following on from this Palin hit back by leaving comments on her Facebook page.

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