July 22nd, 2010
04:17 PM ET
13 years ago

Facebook apologizes for deletion of Palin post

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/22/art.palincu0722.gi.jpg caption="Social networking giant Facebook apologized Thursday over an automated system's deletion of a post by Sarah Palin."]
Washington (CNN) – Social networking site Facebook issued a bit of a mea culpa Thursday after a post by former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was deleted from the massive site.

In a statement given to CNN, Facebook said a "note" by Palin about her opposition to building a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero had been deleted by an automated system.

"The note in question did not violate our content standards but was removed by an automated system," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in the statement. "We're always working to improve our processes and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused."

After the original post was deleted, Palin re-posted the note Thursday morning.

Earlier: Facebook investigating deletion of Palin post

Filed under: Facebook • Sarah Palin
soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Ricky

    Palin should delete herself from the political process. She's a stain on the conservative movement.

    July 22, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. one voice

    Mine get deleted all the time, what is Sarah, SPECIAL?

    July 22, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. MAhole

    Refudiate THIS Shakesarah...........

    July 22, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. Dano

    Her "note' must have got caught & deleted by Facebook's Stupidity filter! Seriously this is how Caribou Barbie connects with her supporters – by posting notes and tweets? I guess when you only have small ideas and think only in sound bites it makes sense to communicate in this medium.

    July 22, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  5. jd

    to bad it wasn't her that got deleted

    July 22, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  6. Danny Boy

    Hmmm...deleting her comments....I think she's been refudiated.

    July 22, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. anotherGDlefty

    Even facebooks bile filter knows what the rest of us already know.
    Sarahs opinions deserve deletion.

    Will Shakespalin now refudiate them?

    July 22, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |

    Yes, please apologize and allow Palin to post her ignorant fear mongering.

    July 22, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. thor

    Like it was just an honest mistake- we're sorry !!!

    July 22, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. BeverlyNC

    Why not just delete her off Facebook for good? She is so stupid and annoying. No one cares what she thinks about anything. If the media would just ignore her, she would fade into oblivion.

    July 22, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. Mickey, NY

    Now we have Facebook apologizing to Palin the scum dump?

    July 22, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  12. Tanbiker2

    It's too bad that Facebook and all other websites and blogs don't have software that automatically deletes Palin herself. The world would be such a better place.

    July 22, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  13. Ted

    Gee, Facebook. Would you just erase our collective memories of anything to do with Sarah Palin and her trailer trash family? It would be appreciated.

    July 22, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. Video Guy

    I think if enough people go into the post and list it as offensive, the system will remove the post. What do you say, let try it again.

    July 22, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  15. BS

    Of the 7 million posts that day, the Facebook "automated system" only deleted Sarah Palin's post. Anyone who buys that, I have a bridge for sale. Facebook likely deleted the post on advice from the white House - in other words, Obama was acting stupidly again. But Facebook is a liberal organization so this is what one comes to expect – predjudice and censorship

    July 22, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  16. Peter s

    Please post back that deleted post I want to read it !!! because I have a question here! Im not for the Mosque! but I find it really hypocritical to oppose the mosque! while her salary from fix news comes from the Sheik of Saudi who happens to be a mosque goer or does he go to church at Wasilla Alaska?

    July 22, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  17. Papa_K

    Ms Pailan has had a past where she insites. I understand the emotional issues associate with the Mosque but in the past Pailan has made remarks that invoke her audience to violence. During the campagin she went to the small suburbs and started by saying this was the TRUE Americans.

    Now she's one of the leaders (main draws) of the Tea Party who denies any tolerance of racism when at their rallies there is nothing but racism.

    Anythng she says can be deemed as racist.

    July 22, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  18. Ben

    What is wrong with Facebook? Why apologize to that looney? CNN please stop covering news about this fool call palin as she is not worth news at all.

    July 22, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. PZ

    My FB page only updates from my blog feed like once every other week... any chance of fixing that?

    July 22, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Now watch Silly Sarah play the victim role. She's a drama queen. I wish their was a real life delete button.

    July 22, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. independent

    Hmmm. what else could they delete....How about the You Betcha Cookbook?

    July 22, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  22. Brian Orlando

    It should be deleted she is referring to Terrorism equaling Islam.

    July 22, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. Tam

    Please investigate who writes (and thinks) for her. Can't be her - that would be an oxymoron.

    July 22, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  24. Superhiro

    Uhhh... cool I guess. How is this news?

    July 22, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  25. Marie MD

    NO!!!!!!!!! DON'T APOLOGIZE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Continue to erase any and everything about this woman.
    An automated system seems to be more intelligent than the media bozos who continue to drool after this woman like idiots.
    Are you kidding me? A machine could figure out she has nothing to say and nobody gives a rat's behind!!!!!
    Why does anyone continue to follow this woman on anything? She is a sociopathic coward hiding behind facebook and twitter where she can easily de-friend you (or whatever silly childish way she can do it).
    She and angle are both running from real reporters. See the silimilarities? I dare you to "refudiate" (AK quitter) that or we will need to throw the story in the "receptacle" (bachman aka bimbo #2).

    July 22, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
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