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

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soundoff (93 Responses)
  1. Readbetweenthelines

    Hey JoePub – ever heard of fighting fire with fire? Try it out sometime. Palin is more devisive than any other political figure in our country. she is worthless and takes up news time that should otherwise go to educating our nation, not making it more ignorant!

    July 22, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. Tina, NC

    Personally I hope facebook and twitter crashes. That way we'll never have to hear any of this nitwits rants again.

    July 22, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. Carl

    Ha.. I would have deleted it as well. She knows her audience and just pampers to them without any merit, education, or experience.

    Personally, I think having a Mosque is exactly what the country needs to become tolerant. I realize that the United States is fully of hypocrisy. We were founded to have separation of Church and State yet the basis of our Constitution is largely based on Religious teachings – though ethics and morals are closely related.

    The sad part of all this is the wise spread ignorance that all Muslims are terrorists. Seriously, if this was not the case why would anyone care if a Mosque was built? It doesn't even come close to the statement that the Scottish made by releasing a murdering terrorist to Libya recently!!

    So get over yourselves and accept people of all races and religions. Ever think that by opening our arms to the Muslims we could send a message of peace??

    July 22, 2010 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Matt

    KBeat, you are just another person who can't properly understand the concept of freedom of speech. The GOVERNMENT can't censor speech, a private company like Facebook can censor whatever they want on their own website. It's not what they were doing in this case, but if they wanted to delete all of Palin's post they certainly could.

    This is just like the people who claim their freedom of speech is being violated when they say something stupid and other people challenge them on it. Ignorant.

    July 22, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Gil

    Why would anybody want to apologize to that bimbo?

    July 22, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  6. deejumtell

    Let her go to FOX entertainment, so called news, and spread her hate there.

    July 22, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  7. Gary, Los Angeles

    For once I agree with Sarah Palin. The very idea of the mosque near the site of the world trade center is a slap in the face to the families of the people lost on that day.

    July 22, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  8. Me

    David in Houston.....what ego? Can you explain? Please don't use the lies MSM have fed you 🙂

    July 22, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  9. Gary

    Maybe and automated democratic system????

    July 22, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  10. David Scott

    Yes, she has the right to speech... but who wants to listen to her endless stupid,bigoted lies. She and her lying rip-publican buddies deserve to burn in HELL for all the "endless LIES " that dribble from the large black hole
    in their heads, called a mouth.

    July 22, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Ken in TN

    Think about this...

    She posts something against the Mosque and uses questionably derogatory language (not downright offensive), someone offended flags it as offensive, that gets Facebook to remove it. She gets press time (again) for free and the press eat it up because some people in this world just tend to gather the press like flies on ... (Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton). The questions is whether someone on the opposition saw this as offensive and flagged it, or whether she had some one flag it as a setup to this chance at more free lime-light.

    July 22, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. Elizabeth

    The woman is a moron. Stop even acknowledging her.

    July 22, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  13. Bill

    It was probably automatically deleted due to spelling errors contained within the post. I blame McCain for creating this idiot!

    July 22, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  14. malabar

    looks like Sarah still driving the intolerant, pro censorship left mad. notice that new word that snuck into their language? hahaha, their hysterical un-American rants keep proving how backassward they are. Sarah irrelevant? u continue to prove otherwise. thank u 😉 btw, i dont agree with her 100 percent, but what initially drew me to her was her strength and dignity while being attacked and smeared daily. she is more than u will ever be. thnx cnn 4 covering d gud and bad, fairness is all i ask 4

    July 22, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  15. Eric

    Amazing the level of hate being posted here.
    And the irony of how much they try to accuse Sarah of hate.

    Leftists propoganda technique: Projection.

    July 22, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  16. FactCheck

    The very idea of the mosque near the site of the world trade center is a slap in the face to the families of the people lost on that day.

    As a native NYer who lived through 9/11, I would like to take this opportunity to tell all of you who are not from this region to shut the hell up. Go find some other photo opportunity to warp for your agendas.

    July 22, 2010 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  17. normajean

    I'm a very old lady, and I pray to live long enough to see the day when this waif from Alaska has finally worn out her welcome and gone home. She's winked, smiled and joked herself into the male spotlight until she has them all convinced she could even be president. She could'nt, but they don't care,just 'cause they find her arresting. Actually,she doesn't have staying power.,everything she says is written for her,she's money crazy,and has NO intellectual curiosity, which is why she doesn't know much more now than she did the first time we saw her.Yeah, I know guys, but she looks so great! Now there's a major presidential qualification for you.!

    July 22, 2010 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  18. Grog

    Forget the delete button
    I want a "smite" button.

    July 22, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  19. BBBarker

    She's refugnant.

    July 22, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  20. CMG

    The thought of this woman running for President leaves me nauseated. She seemingly can't keep her household under control. How in the world can she conference with world leaders? This takes scary to a whole new level. Please find a new home for both her and Michelle Bachman. As a working class middle-age woman, I find the behavior of these women to be nothing short of appalling.

    July 22, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  21. Paula

    News Flash: No Christian churches to be built within 5 miles of Oklahoma City bomb site.

    July 22, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  22. Liberal4Obama

    Too bad they didn't delete her profile, lots of garbage in facebook lately

    July 22, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  23. Tom

    Sarah who?

    July 22, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  24. Grog

    Sarah practicing for her next TV spot.

    I can see your house from...no thats not it.
    Death spaniels, spaniards....no that aint it.
    I am a pit moose, damn...wait
    The president is a communard, socialite,
    can you just write the words on my hand
    like last time ?

    July 22, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  25. oklahoma

    why are they sorry it's not like she has the IQ to write these responces

    July 22, 2010 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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