Child Porn On Facebook


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Updated: 1/26/2011 10:48 am Published: 1/24/2011 8:41 pm


The exploitation of children is not something that’s happening in the shadows.

It’s happening at a place used by some 500 million people.

It’s happening on Facebook and it’s a growing problem

FOX23’s Abbie Alford investigates the plague of child porn on Facebook and what’s being done to stop it.

Graphic photos are found on Facebook, "These are underage girls. She can't be more than 10 years old," says Tulsa’s Chapter Director for Stop Child Trafficking Now, Jason Weis. "That looks like a little tiny girl tied up."

Weis then finds a little girl partially naked that doesn’t look older than eight years old. He finds another little girl posing without her pants.

Then he clicks on the users friends and finds a whole network of potential child predators.

"It's obvious, what he's into,” Weis points out a cartoon that’s posted on the users Facebook page and the caption in child’s bubble. ‘"Don't worry I won't tell anyone, Daddy. I promise. It's our secret. What do you think that means?"

You discover it’s a world where pedophiles are lurking and talking in code.

"Look here, ‘13,14,15,16,17’, a taste for women. That's his ages," says Weis. "What I am surprised is that it is here and it is blatant, graphic, full color photos to see with no age restrictions. It's blatant right there in your face. Literally a mouse click away," says Weis.

Weis says it’s becoming easier for potential predators to show up on Facebook under a new name.

"Pedophiles have made child pornography, rape, bestiality, incest, mainstream on Facebook,” says Weis.

In his brief investigation Weis says he found hundreds of disturbing pictures of children and potential predators on Facebook.

"This is more sinister, this is child pornography this child exploitation," says Weis.

In an e-mail Facebook released this statement,

“We have devoted significant resources to keeping offensive content off of Facebook — we have a robust reporting infrastructure and a large team of professional reviewers who remove thousands of photos a day from the site that violate our policies,” says Facebook Public Policy Communication Manager, Andrew Noyes.

However, advocates against child predators say ask if it’s enough.

 "They are not policing this to the degree that they should," says Weis.

Facebook says it does not tolerate child porn, “…Facebook takes down illegal material as soon as it is reported to us. In the rare case where we believe content may constitute child pornography, we take down the content immediately, use a sophisticated system to block any further sharing of that content, and actually pull it back from any users who received the content. More importantly, we share the content with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and then report the user to law enforcement. “

Still parents need to know this appears on Facebook everyday.

"You need to be proactive because if you are not this is going to come knocking on your door," says Weis.

He says parents need to be more aware and recommends programs such as Social Shield that monitors your child’s activity on social sites. It’s a program that will also send you alerts of potential predators who are child’s friend.

"Being your friend on Facebook isn't going to be enough to monitor what your child is doing. You need to go deeper, you need to get Social Shield or some type of software that digs into the friends, finds out who they are chatting with who their friends are," says Weis. "Call me old fashion but my child will not have a Facebook page as long as that is going to be on there."

Facebook relies on legitimate users reporting child porn. Some of the Facebook profiles FOX23 News reports have already been removed.

You can also report child porn to the FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.


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LWaible - 4/18/2013 2:06 PM
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Zinavarrete, I believe that same video is still circulating on FB!! A young girl I work with showed it to me today as it appeared on her wall. It was a baby probably under 2 years of age being sexually molested by a grown male. It was so disgusting and horrific I am in shock. I only saw the first minute or so before I almost got sick and started to cry! But the video was probably 4-5mintues long!! I had her report it to FB and I also wrote a note to FB! How can they allow such disturbing things to be posted on their site? I have seen pictures of adults be removed as inappropriate when they are not even sexual in nature, but they allow a video of an innocent baby being molested to stay on there? I am so horrified by it I don't know where to turn!! Especially now that you posted back in March and here it is a month later and its still on there. Or maybe this is a new one!! The person that posted it was by the FB name of Drucila Torres and I could not find her in search to turn her into the authorities, I just hope FB finds who made it and arrest them and take that poor baby away from them!!

Zinavarrete - 3/21/2013 8:08 PM
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This should stop yesterday a video if a baby being molested appeared on Facebook it was the most horrible thing I've ever seen I wasn't capable of even opening the link I had enough with the picture on the news feed. I hope all the predators go to jail and learn their lesson. It's so in humane what these people are doing.

Artiewhitefox - 1/14/2013 8:24 PM
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The criminal before Gods eyes is the police. Police are not like Jesus is in character. They are like the people against Jesus accusing him of wrong all the time. Police need to stop acting like religious people. The word Porn has created war. Jesus is against war. Stop warring.

Artiewhitefox - 1/14/2013 8:22 PM
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The criminal before Gods eyes is the police. Police are not like Jesus is in character. They are like the people against Jesus accusing him of wrong all the time. Police need to stop acting religious people. %The word Porn has created war. Jesus is against war. Stop warring.

Concerned - 3/11/2012 4:28 AM
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There is a contest right now called most beautiful teen page. There's minors nude insulting. No moderators. Tried to block the page and unable in Facebook. This has to stop!!!

watchdog11 - 2/4/2012 9:53 PM
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Man, I had just calmed down from reading this story the first time, now Fox23 has reposted it, and I am ready to go out hunting pedophiles again! Are you all just trying to tease the bear or what?

No Peace - 2/3/2012 6:42 PM
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Check out #Op SafeKids. They are taking the fight to the pedos. Be careful, however, not to clink on any recent links in their post comments. Images can be disturbing.

MichaelTaylor - 9/12/2011 10:32 PM
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I believe the F.B.I. and Interpol are doing all that they can to apprehend these slimy low-lives. BUT, I can't help but think that if the Federal Government would make internet service providers responsible for the content which their customers can access it would help a tremendous amount. No one can convince me that censuring child porn is a violation of anyone's freedom of speech. So come on "Powers-That-Be" in Washington D.C. pass legislation to put an end to this garbage making it's way into so many homes.

tucey003 - 1/26/2011 7:13 PM
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As an adult who was molested and raped as a kid I am hyper-vigilant. When I see my friends posting pictures of their children and they're not fully covered in certain areas...i report the picture over and over till it's taken off and the parent is given a warning...I also talk to my friends' older kids about what they say when they post and what their pictures show and tell them they can have the picture up if they go into paint and place certain shapes over certain areas and if they refuse i go to their parents then i report the picture..i hate how we as a society have made it so easy to see these pics.

watchdog1 - 1/25/2011 6:08 PM
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It is definitely not by choice that these little girls are doing this, they are used by the sick disgusting garbage of society for their own sick fanatasies, and looked at by those who don't have the opportunity or the guts to actually do this to kids, they need to be killed, if this happened to a minor child in my family, I won't go to the police to get justice. Someone should staple their eyelids to their forehead, pour lighter fluid into their sockets and light it for them looking at little children naked. No pity, no quarter.....no consideration.
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