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Facebook fan pages for Elliot Rodger keep returning
Article by: Torontosun.com
May 27, 2014
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Facebook has removed fan pages for mass murderer Elliot Rodger, but new ones keep popping up — including one that targeted a woman who alleged its creators have harassed her for years.

The page, "Elliot Rodger is an American Hero," uses Sue Basko's profile picture, and invites people to e-mail her to join a civil lawsuit suit against the sorority girls who rejected Rodger.

Rodger, who killed six people and then himself on Friday in Isla Vista, Calif., targeted a sorority during the killing spree.

"It's very difficult for me to have my name associated with a horrifying thing and it's not right," Basko, a lawyer based out of California and Illinois, told QMI Agency on Monday.

And it's not the first time. Her name was attached to a fan page for Adam Lanza, the man who shot up an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. That time, the page claimed she was the page's lawyer.

"I got e-mails from around the world saying, 'What is wrong with you?'" she said.

She said she's been harassed and threatened for the past two years by the same group of people online, but she expects better of Facebook.

"I reported this thing like 20 times under different categories and it keeps coming back with this Facebook form that says it doesn't violate its community standards," she said.

Seven other people told QMI Agency they got the same message.

Facebook has since said earlier versions of the pages were removed.

A man claiming to be behind the page, an Internet radio host who goes by the moniker Wild Goose, told QMI the "page was set up order to rustle the jimmies of feminists around the world who are attempting to hijack this tragedy in order to further their own agenda."

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