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Sarah Palin Facebook Post DELETED, Social Network Apologizes

Huffington Post   First Posted: 07/22/10 06:32 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

Sarah Palin Facebook Post Deleted

Not only is she an avid tweeter, but Sarah Palin also regularly uses Facebook to post "notes" on everything from the oil spill (and why "extreme environmentalists" are to blame) to offering endorsements for political candidates.

But Palin's latest post, which discussed the mosque that is set to be built near Ground Zero in New York City, had some problems.

The note, entitled, "An Intolerable Mistake On Hallowed Ground," was deleted by Facebook.

The social network later apologized for what it said was a mistake with its "automated system."

CNN reports:

In a statement given to CNN, Facebook said a "note" by Palin about her opposition to building a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero had been deleted by an automated system.


"The note in question did not violate our content standards but was removed by an automated system," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said in the statement. "We're always working to improve our processes and we apologize for any inconvenience this caused."

Sarah Palin's Facebook post included a note referencing the deletion:" The original post of this statement (on July 20, 2010) was somehow unintentionally deleted by mistake or technical glitch."

According to Yahoo! News, a Tumblr user claims to have contributed to the removal of the post by launching "an Internet campaign to flag the post as hate speech."

Facebook has previously had issues with its system accidentally deleting controversial content, such as the Facebook group "Boycott BP."

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