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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Pressure grows on Facebook over 'nek nominations' as Minister calls for removal

COMMUNICATIONS minister Pat Rabbitte has said he would like to see Facebook to take down 'nek nomination' pages.

Mr Rabbitte hit out at what he described as a "stupid and silly game" and warned about the "tragic consequences" associated with the social networking craze.

 

"Firstly the responsibility is with young people who are falling for a foolish and stupid rouse that can have devastating consequences," the minister said.

 

Mr Rabbitte said that it would be "helpful" if Facebook intervened, adding that he may ask an advisory council to examine the nek nomination phenomenon.

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