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Facebook is a PIMP!

So, your 13 year olds are accessing Facebook, and I know there are much younger children accessing Facebook.  Facebook is not protecting your kids and these groups and images can easily be accessed from a mobile phone where your parental controls don’t exist.

In 5 mins between Scrabble moves this morning (whilst checking out a random opponent who’s image slightly disturbed me) this what I found.

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These groups, many of them open, have no place where one can report them.   The profile photos of some of their members (no pun intended) displayed across the top of the page show simulated (I hope) sexual acts, sexual positions and semi naked bodies. THANKFULLY NO BREASTFEEDING (because Facebook deletes images of that!)They have no place on Facebook and this is just a small sample of 100’s probably 1000’s.  Your children can access these easily.   Many of these groups are set up specifically to attract and target vulnerable young people.   These very young people could well find themselves invited into child prostitution and peadophile rings.

(I’ve added some tags and no that some of the hits on this page will be in the hope of something to see!).  That’s the internet 😦

 

There was a time when you’d have to go into the newsagent, be tall enough (and perhaps bold enough) to reach up to the top shelf, be old enough to read before you’d even find yourself at risk from a predatory group.  Now all you have to do is be able enough to get yourself a Facebook profile.   Your child (daughter/son) can sit in their room (or at school) and join these groups completely without your knowledge.  Do you want that?

There is something wrong, something very wrong with us as a society that we are happy to be lulled along by the cute fluffy kitten images, the games  (Candy Crush)and the fun we have on Facebook and ignore the darker, seamier stuff going on just over the page, and it really is JUST OVER the page.

The random Scrabble opponent looks like one of those very girls/women who the groups target.  Seductive, innocent pose and looks about 15.    I suspect that she is also using a word finder, but that’s by the by.

So, how can we make Facebook take responsibility for it’s responsibilities?  I have no idea.  I don’t think they care.  Just as long as we don’t have to look at images of breasts being used for their original job, Facebook seems happy.

 

 

Who polices Facebook

Whilst browsing just now, I came across a status update from a friend who has a page come up in her news feed called, “Dead Baby Jokes”.  Yes, you read it correctly.  I have chosen not to search for the page, so am not adding a link here,  but instead I searched the term in Twitter and discovered others discussing it.  There is a photo of the page, and it has over 27000 likes!  The discussion on Twitter suggests that despite if being reported (and I can imagine it is reported time and again) it hasn’t been removed.

A couple of years ago I started a page to try to publicise the identity of a serial con man who’d conned my daughter.  The page did reasonably well, and yet within 2 or 3 weeks I had been advised to take the page down.  Being a law-abiding type and not wanting to lose my Facebook profile, I did as was requested.

Where is the justice in this, my page was more or less harmless, in fact the only one it might have “harmed” is now serving yet another jail sentence that will most likely end too soon.  Meanwhile, the Dead Baby Jokes page continues to cause untold harm and unnecessary suffering to those who have lost babies, and continues to reinforce the sick people in our society.

I have looked at reporting the page, looked at Facebook’s Help Centre and cannot see where I can actually contact someone and write this to them.  I know from other experiences of reporting stuff to Facebook that they do nothing.   So Facebook, please let me know why you have done nothing about this page…..please tell me who is checking you’re doing a good job?

Whoever reads this, I would be grateful if you would share it as far as possible….maybe eventually Facebook or someone who can remove the page might just get the message.