According to AOL as of Monday Facebook has changed its policy for profiles of deceased users.
Instead of leaving the Facebook page of the deceased privately to friends and family. They will now leave the user settings exactly as they left it.
Albany Resident Kieara Swan said, "I think it's kind of weird to see the deceased on Facebook and I think it shouldn't be the way it is."
Facebook announced "We are respecting the choices a person made in life while giving their extended community of family and friends ongoing visibility to the same content they always see
Albany State University student Alicia Harry said, "I think they should only leave it to family and friends because a lot of people might go on to the Facebook and maybe leave negative comments that could affect the family if they do see it."
Facebook says this decision was based on a what the users wanted including a father who asked for access to his dead son's profile to watch a video.
Albany Resident Jacques Lindley says he agrees with making it public so he can send condolences if he knew of the person who died.
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