Censorship of the page was revealed in published evidence gathered during a BBC inquiry into Newsnight's decision to drop an investigation into sex abuse claims against Savile.
Prior to a police inquiry concluding that Savile was one of the UK's most prolific known sex offenders, the BBC acted to censor accusations against the star on a tribute page set up after his death in October 2011.
Moderators employed by the BBC removed the comments alleging that he was "infamous" as a sexual predator.
Some of the comments were revealed in a transcribed interview between Nick Pollard, who led the investigation, and former BBC director general George Entwistle.
"One of my best friends in 1972 was molested by this creep Savile. He was never the same again. Killed himself in 1985. How's About That Then?" wrote one person, referring to one of Savile's famous catchphrases.
Another said: "He was a paedophile. You may not like the truth but he was. It will all tumble out now."
And someone wrote: "Sorry to rain on the parade of all the well-wishers, but he was infamous in Scarborough. I would not have been letting my son sit on his knee."
Entwistle said in the interview with Pollard that he felt the moderators were affected by "anxiety" over a hoax that claimed Savile had been challenged over his crimes on BBC Two show Have I Got News For You.
During Savile's appearance on the show, he was subject to some lighthearted jokes. Team captain Ian Hislop asked: "What did you get up to in the van?" referring to a camper van that Savile used to travel around the UK for a BBC series.
To this, Savile replied: "Anyone I can lay hands." Entwistle noted in the interview with Pollard that Savile replied "truthfully" to the question, but it was taken "as a joke" at the time.
On the same show, the then host Angus Deayton asked: "You used to be a wrestler", to which Savile replied: "I still am... I am feared in every girls' school."
But there were also rumours online of an outtake from the show in which other team captain, Paul Merton, outright confronted Savile over the sex abuse claims. Merton has denied that this took place, and it was later thought to be a hoax.
In his interview with Pollard, Entwistle said: "I think the moderators were put on alert about this danger that somebody had been posting stuff in the past that proved to be a hoax, and I wonder to what extent that over sensitised them to stuff that wasn't a hoax."
Following publication today of the Pollard review papers, Tim Davie - the acting BBC director general who replaced Entwistle after he resigned - said that it covered an "unhappy chapter in our history".
"It has not been an entirely comfortable process for us to go through but it is right that we did it this way," said Davie.
"It is important that the BBC now moves forward with the lessons learned and continues to regain the public's trust."