Upper Bann MP David Simpson is seeking a meeting with the senior directors of Facebook in Dublin to address the issue of disturbing allegations about local young people being posted on the social media’s pages.
This follows the Leader’s story last week that parents and youth workers in the area were alarmed by pages which are Banbridge and Dromore-specific, containing degrading personal comments and allegations.
A spokesperson for Mr Simpson said that he has since spoken to Ian Campbell (PSNI) about this issue and it is now his intention to meet with the senior directors of Facebook in Dublin to push for changes in legislation to ensure that those who commit these crimes can be brought to justice.”
Local councillors have also expressed their concerns and are anxious to see the problem dealt with.
Glen Barr urged people to go to the police over such matters and Marie Hamilton said: “This is horrendous for the children and parents involved. I think someone needs to point out that this is illegal.”
Facebook is currently investigating the pages, but at the time of going to press had made no comment.