One of those Sandy Hook Posts was a tribute page in memory of Victoria Soto. It was reported last February 22 that a number of Facebook pages were created to give tribute to the victims lost in the Sandy Hook Massacre. The page was confirmed unofficial by Soto’s mother – Donna. Soto was a 1st grade teacher, one of the victims of the massacre. Donna found it alarming and immediately sent a letter to the head of the social media, Facebook. The letter was addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Chief Executive. The letter was a complaint and to ask Facebook to take some actions.
At the same time, Connecticut Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal sent a complaint to Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg. It was a letter of complaint and a request to remove Sandy Hook Posts on pages that are not officially approved by the families of the victims. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty also joined them in helping resolve the problem. The issue was also reported to the Atty. General and started communicating with Facebook. Atty. Gen. Jepsen confirmed that Facebook is a hundred percent cooperating and will do all the standard measures to solve the problem.
Jepsen’s spokeswoman released a statement stating that Facebook has been very cooperative and open to find a solution to the situation. A statement was released and we quote:
“We’re continuing conversation with Facebook, and we’re monitoring the situation. Facebook has been extremely responsive.”
Facebook, on the other hand, is doing anything possible to stop what is happening. Facebook agreed to remove all the Sandy Hook Posts tribute pages that caused harm to the victims’ families. The pages caused trouble, harassment and even financial fraud. Some reports stated that some pages collect funds to support, which was never confirmed by the families. Facebook spokeswoman, Jodi Seth, is doing everything it can for this not to happen again and did all the actions to take to remove the unauthorized pages.