Business

Father in fear of Facebook page that is defaming people

A ROCKHAMPTON father is afraid his children might hurt themselves if false information about them gets around.

The father, who did not want to be named in fear of retribution, discovered "nasty and horrific" information posted on a Facebook page called Rocky Goss about a number of Rockhampton residents.

The Facebook page, which has been operating since September, allows users to private message the administrator with "dirt" if they wish to publicly defame someone from Rockhampton.

Rockhampton police say they cannot take action until someone lays a complaint. A Rockhampton CIB spokesman said police could not take action if the content was defamatory because the matter was civil, not criminal.

However, the spokesman said if messages threatened Facebook users they should contact the police.

One Facebook post on the page slandered a Rockhampton man. The messager then announced he wanted to find the man and "bash" him for allegedly raping his friend's 13-year-old sister.

The father said: "My concern is some of these people may end up hurting themselves if stuff is said on this page.''

The father reported the Facebook page timeline.

Facebook replied: "thank you for your report. We carefully reviewed the timeline you reported but found it doesn't violate our community standard on nudity and pornography so we didn't remove it."

If you have any information as to who the administrators of this Facebook page are, you can call Rockhampton Police on 4932 3500.

Topics:  defamation, facebook, father, fear, police, rockhampton




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Rocky school girl ready to be next Girlfriend model

Model Bridget Smyth. Credit: Wicked Tales Photography

Local school girl makes waves in modelling industry

Queensland man narrowly escapes Turkey airport terror

Blake Portch on his holiday, which was almost cut short by the terror attacks on Istanbul this week

Blake Portch knew luck was on his side

It's the month to get your pet desexed

National Desexing Network launch initiative to prevent unwanted pets

Latest deals and offers

Stockland Terrace - oficial opening

Stockland Commercial Property CEO, John Schroder talks at the official opening of...

Farmers protest land clearing laws

Farmers from across Central Queensland gathered in Rockhampton to express their...

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward