A post on the Facebook page of former President Rafael Correa has been removed because it violated website policy.
In a Monday post, Correa urged his “digital warriors” to reveal personal information about those who criticize him on Facebook and other social media. Facebook has a policy that forbids publication of personal information of third parties without their consent and Tuesday morning website administrators removed Correa’s post.
The former president’s Facebook page has almost 1.5 million followers.
In the deleted post, Correa urged supporters to collect and reveal private data on those who “insult” him: “My dear digital warriors: just as social networks can be the ultimate expression of freedom of expression, they can also be a refuge for cowards. That is why I propose that you expose those who throw insults, find out who they are and where they live, etc., and then see if they still say their crap on social networks. All right?”
Correa’s post, portions of which also appeared on his Twitter account, drew hundreds of angry responses as well as complaints sent to Facebook administrators.