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Facebook Apologizes for Taking Down Stanford Rape Case Meme



A meme featuring a picture of Stanford rapist Brock Turner with the caption, "MY NAME IS BROCK / IM A RAPIST," was erroneously removed from several users' Facebook accounts earlier today, Gizmodo reports.

Turner, a 20-yeaA meme featuring a picture of Stanford rapist Brock Turner with the caption, "MY NAME IS BROCK / IM A RAPIST," was erroneously removed from several users' Facebook accounts earlier today, Gizmodo reports.

Turner, a 20-year-old former Stanford student, has been an object of public scorn since he received a lenient six-month sentence after he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a frat house dumpster in 2015. He was caught in the act by two men and attempted to flee the scene of the crime.


The reason for his lenient sentence? White male privilege. Judge Aaron Persky explained his decision: "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him. I think he will not be a danger to others."r-old former Stanford student, has been an object of public scorn since he received a lenient six-month sentence after he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman behind a frat house dumpster in 2015. He was caught in the act by two men and attempted to flee the scene of the crime.


The reason for his lenient sentence? White male privilege. Judge Aaron Persky explained his decision: "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him. I think he will not be a danger to others."