The social networking giant Facebook is waging a war against Web 2.0 suicide sites (Suicide Machine and Seppukoo) that serve the purpose of eliminating the accounts of users on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, amongst others.
According to Facebook, Suicide Machine is violating its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) by collecting login credentials from Facebook users, so access of Suicide Machine to Facebook has been blocked and further action is being considered.
As for those online suicide sites, they do not seem to flinch from Facebook’s threat. Suicide Machine has even announced the Facebook ban joyfully on its homepage.
While the duality between online suicide sites and social networking site is interesting, Facebook might have the upper hand in the arguments as the social network leader stated, “Facebook provides the ability for people who no longer want to use the site to either deactivate their account or delete it completely”. Users wanting to delete their accounts completely sure would not have to recourse to suicide sites.