Would-Be Facebook Suicides Not Permitted Death With Dignity

Facebook has shut down the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine’s access to the site, claiming the service violates Facebook’s “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”

This appeared on the Suicide Machine’s website today:

After more than 50,000 friends being unfriended and more than 500 forever “signed-out” users, Facebook started to block our suicide machine from their servers without any comment! We are currently looking in ways to circumvent this ungrounded restriction imposed on our service!

Thanks for your understanding

Sincerely,

Your 2.0 suicide team

Facebook responded to Networkworld’s request for comment with this:

“Facebook provides the ability for people who no longer want to use the site to either deactivate their account or delete it completely. Web 2.0 Suicide Machine collects login credentials and scrapes Facebook pages, which are violations of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. We’ve blocked the site’s access to Facebook as is our policy for sites that violate our SRR. We’re currently investigating and considering whether to take further action.”

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine crew says that they don’t scrape pages.

Facebook blocks ‘Web 2.0 Suicide Machine’ [Buzzblog] (Thanks, aishel!)