Bit of a downer, but this is a serious matter which is why I'm posting it here. Some people may (and probably will) find the content offensive, but I have to post it for the sake of transparency. Yesterday morning I had a Messenger conversation with a long-time (10+ years) Steam friend who is a European currently living in London. He started talking openly about his dislike of "pakis" and, naturally, I challenged this squarely, pointing out that all people are the same, regardless of their ethnicity. I tried to reason with him, but that proved to be fruitless: "They [Pakistanis and Indians] are brown filth, subhuman rats. They should all be burned alive." And if that's not bad enough, he applauded the NZ massacre, claiming that "no human lives were lost, only animals. High five to the guy." I duly reported the conversation to Facebook, but I'm wondering if there's more that I can or should do. The thing is, I've "known" this guy for several years and I know that he's an avid gun fanatic and owns guns on his home turf where gun laws are a lot more lax than here in the UK. He shoots animals for fun, and he's already openly stated that he considers some people to be animals of the lowest order. You know what they say... the recipe is there, so what's to stop him from being the next sociopath that kills a bunch of innocent people because of the burning hatred in his heart? As an aside, I really wish Facebook had a tougher policy on this matter. He posted stuff about the NZ massacre on his Facebook wall, and he received a 24hr ban. IMO, social media sites should automatically perma-ban any account that even hints at racial hatred.