The PJ Tatler

Why Is IMDB Allowing a User to Post Death Threats Against George Zimmerman?

The Internet Movie Database is hosting online threats to the life of George Zimmerman. According to the PJ tipster who sent this to us, IMDB has been notified of the threats, which have been online for more than 40 hours. Instead of taking the threat down, our tipster says that IMDB deleted his post notifying them of the threat and has not replied to the notification. See the screen shot below.


The same IMDB board user has also posted an implied threat to the Zimmerman trial jurors.


As of this writing, the posts are still active on IMDB. The first one above is an obvious violation of IMDB’s terms of use.

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