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How Do You Handle Negative or Political Facebook Comments?

We may not be in a presidential election year, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of political commentary flying around the web. If you choose to voice your support for an up-and-coming politician, a certain cause or bill, or a controversial celebrity in a public forum like Facebook, you're inviting comments from supporters and opponents alike.

I've never been one to wear my political colors on my sleeve, but plenty of people aren't shy about sharing their true feelings. A friend recently shared a politically charged link on Facebook that received an interesting response— find out what happened (and share your opinion) after the jump.

After posting a link referring to a political figure on her page, a friend commented with several strongly worded responses voicing her disapproval. The nature of the comments was so negative and super-political that my friend not only deleted the comments, but she also unfriended the commenter.

How would you have handled this situation? I believe that a person's Facebook page is an extension of their personality, and that any thoughts they choose to post are reasonable; I also believe that it's their right to censor the comments at their own will. Do you agree?

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