Anorak | Madeleine McCann’s Kidnapper Turns Up On Facebook

Madeleine McCann’s Kidnapper Turns Up On Facebook

by | 24th, December 2009

idiot-maddy MADDIE WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann : On Facebook, Madeleine McCann’s kidnapper has created a fan group. The message is:

“If 2,000,000 people join this group, I will give back Maddie McCann.”

Facebook plus Madeleine McCann: the tabloids are going to love this one. The person who set this is up is either: a) a kidnapper; b) a fantasist; c) unaware of the reward for the child’s return; d) a shock comic looking to attract lots of attention to themselves; e) a parodist mocking how people use the web to talk to Madeleine McCann and show how much they care?

It looks like (d) because around 60,000 people are reported to have signed up to join the site which the Star and Daily Record agree contained “sick jokes”.

The group was created on December 10 and was finally shut down on Monday by Facebook administrators after thousands of people called for it to be deleted.

In a few weeks, this Facebook site has attracted tens of thousands of followers? The group’s creator posted such look-at-me gems as:

* “I’m celebrating Christmas in Portugal this year! It’ll just be me and Maddie though.”

* “She’s doing fine. I just purchased a PS3, so she has some company in the wine cellar.”

And what about the strength of the protest?

More than 6000 people joined seven separate groups set up in protest against the original group. Others branded the creator sick.

Ten times as many people liked the site as opposed it. And it

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