Look out Mark Zuckerberg, Rockhampton is out to get you

Rockhampton businessman Petros Khalesirad.
Rockhampton businessman Petros Khalesirad. Chris Ison

MARK Zuckerberg, look out.

Well-known Rockhampton IT businessman Petros Khalesirad has set his targets on Facebook for not having a proper mechanism to report bullying on the social media site.

He's also gunning for locals in Rockhampton who are abusing Facebook to hurt the reputation of others.

Mr Khalesirad's push was prompted by a Morning Bulletin report in Monday's edition about a Rockhampton father who was afraid his children might hurt themselves because users were dishing out dirt on a Facebook page called Rocky Goss.

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One post on the Facebook page slandered a Rockhampton man.

The anonymous messager announced he wanted to find the man and "bash" him for allegedly raping his friend's 13-year-old sister.

After The Morning Bulletin reported the story, the administrators of the Rocky Goss page changed the name of their group to Rocky Goss Boss.

A short time later the Rockhampton father, who wished to remain anonymous, received a message from Facebook saying: "thank you for your report. The timeline you reported violates our community standard on nudity and pornography so we removed it. We let Rocky Goss Boss know that his timeline has been removed, but not who reported it".

Mr Khalesirad wants to improve the way Facebook reports online but says the only way to address the problem is through strength from the public and changes to law.

He even plans to fly to Facebook Australia's headquarters in Sydney to "sort out the problem".

"Everyone thinks that Facebook is untouchable ... I want to change that attitude because as long as a child out there is being bullied through social media, that's one child too many," he said.

Mr Khalesirad said there were a number of Rockhampton gossip pages and he was working with the Federal Government to track down their administrators.

Last week Facebook, Microsoft and Google and Yahoo signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Government to curb online bullying through strict rules and regulations.

The guideline ensure social media sites have clear and easy processes to follow.

Mr Khalesirad said Facebook was yet to follow through on those guidelines.

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