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Russian Activists Call For Facebook Ban

  • Mashable, Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:09 AM

Hard-line religious activists in Russia are really offended by Facebook’s new same-sex marriage icons and want the social networking website banned from the country. Russian Orthodox activists in the southern city of Saratov claim the icons are “gay propaganda,” and have told Facebook to stop “flirting with sodomites.” The group sent Facebook a 24-hour ultimatum to the site’s offices in Russia, which Facebook has reportedly ignored, according to news service RussiaToday. Undeterred, the activists have threatened to sue Internet service providers who provide access to Facebook. 

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