Rosemary Heath Fights For Social Media To Change Policy [VIDEO]
It has been almost a month since Rosemary Heath lost her husband George, while he tried to save a waitress from being stabbed at Bertucci's in Taunton. In her time of mourning, she would log on to George's Facebook page, read his posts, share memories, and respond to friends and family. However, over the weekend, Facebook informed her that she could no longer log in, and that the page was memorialized.
Heath stated in a report from ABC 6, "It turns out anyone can do it. If you don't have the legacy setting set up on Facebook, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a legacy setting on Facebook, than anyone can do this."
According to Facebook, "in order to memorialize a page all you need to provide is the person's name, approximate date of death, and optional proof of death, such as a link to an obituary. Memorialized accounts cannot be logged into to prevent the account from getting hacked."
As a result, Heath is asking for that Facebook policy to change through an online petition.
"I want it to go to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook group to say, look what are you doing here? Why are you not taking into consideration the people who are grieving to the loss of a love one, and taking that away from them just because someone says the page should be memorialized," says Heath.
You can find that petition by clicking the following link: http://chn.ge/1t72386
Check out the ABC 6 interview down below with Rosemary Heath.
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With additional reporting by Sal Lopez