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New Paedophile Monitoring Page On Facebook
A new Facebook page which claims to be an information service on the whereabouts of paedophiles has been set up just hours after a judge ordered a similar one be removed.
A convicted paedophile, known only as XY, started court proceedings in Northern Ireland against the social networking site after discovering his photograph and threatening comments had been posted on the page called Keeping Our Kids Safe From Predators.
He claimed harassment, misuse of private information, and a breach of his right to privacy and freedom from inhuman or degrading treatment.
High Court judge Mr Justice McCloskey ruled his human rights had been breached and said Facebook must take down the page within 72 hours.
However, during the afternoon a new page with the title Keeping Our Kids Safe From Predators 2 could be found on the site.
"Back 2 the start i go everything i shared from the last page is gone grrrrrrrrrrrr :( just not far (sic) at all...., " the creator posted shortly after setting the new page up.
It was not immediately clear if the new page had been set up by the same person who was the running the original.
More than 5,000 people had 'liked' the original page and some of the last posts were written after the judge had made his ruling.
One read: "Can facebook not step in here and fight this battle 4 us..... what the point of having a social netwok (sic) if we can post facts on people especially wen its 2 keep our kids safe....... Come on Mark Zuckerberg we need your help..... plz plz plz....."
Another wrote: "Let down a bag full :( no justice at all......Not only me but every victim of sex abuse every kid in the land....... This is what we get for trying 2 protect our kids."
A spokesperson for Facebook told Sky News they were investigating the latest page.
Regarding the original page, he said: "Facebook respects local laws. Consistent with the court order, the page in question is currently unavailable. We will be studying the text of the order before deciding on next steps."