We were really saddened to read reports today that a man has been charged with alleged murder of a couple in Tennessee because he was upset that they had unfriended his daughter from Facebook.
According to the Associated Press, a couple were shot in their home by Marvin Potter after events had escalated following a series of arguments over the social network.
The sheriff dealing with the case said, “It’s a senseless thing” and we couldn’t agree more.
We imagine there are a lot more factors at play here and Facebook certainly isn’t to blame in any way. No one can really make any assumptions about this case yet, but in a way it’s crazy to think that such a small action online could have led to such an escalation in relations offline.[Via Associated Press]