Within hours of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, hate sites were springing up on Facebook.
At least half a dozen sites named Adam Lanza , the 20-year-old believed responsible for the shootings, were operating and being bombarded with messages of hatred for the crimes, and sorrow for the victims.
One page that claimed to have been set up to promoted gun crime awareness in the wake of the tragedy had messages saying:
''Why the Hell are you using the MURDERERS f'n name on a "Memorial" page?? are you sick?? SEriously this is Outrageous!"
''I hope this crazed killer is in hell where he belongs"
''You are the most worst monster ever known to the human race. I hope you burn in hell for eternity. his body needs to rot for the buzzards, he doesn't deserve cremation nor burial. you sick Bastard! You and your sick brother!!!"
''Lets clear things up people say guns should be illigal(sic) but yet weed cocaine and any other drug out there is already illigal (sic) and people can still get it. Soo (sic) the people who do follow the law won't have one and won't be able to protect themselves! If u think about it there will be people out there that will still be able to get the guns if they were ever to get banned! So saying ban guns it just plain stupid! And whoever says it needs to realize people will still be able to get them!"
Others posted messages requesting the sties be taken down and that they would be reporting them to Facebook administrators.
- Sydney Morning Herald