The largest social network in the world recently ran a disgusting survey which promoted pedophilia among users.
“Facebook is under fire for asking users whether pedophiles should be able to proposition underage girls for sexually explicit photographs on the giant social network,” according to USA Today.
Two of the questions stood out in the survey sent to users in the U.K.
“In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook’s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures,” Facebook asked.
“Another question asked who should decide whether an adult man can ask for sexual pictures on Facebook, with options ranging from ‘Facebook users decide the rules by voting and tell Facebook’ to ‘Facebook decides the rules on its own,'” according to the article.
Now, Facebook says the survey could have been “better designed.” Guy Rosen, Facebook VP of Product did some damage control on Twitter.
“We run surveys to understand how the community thinks about how we set policies. But this kind of activity is and will always be completely unacceptable on FB,” he said. “We regularly work with authorities if identified. It shouldn’t have been part of this survey. That was a mistake.”
We run surveys to understand how the community thinks about how we set policies. But this kind of activity is and will always be completely unacceptable on FB. We regularly work with authorities if identified. It shouldn't have been part of this survey. That was a mistake.
— Guy Rosen (@guyro) March 4, 2018
Facebook told USA Today that the survey referred to “offensive content that is already prohibited on Facebook and that we have no intention of allowing.”
“We have prohibited child grooming on Facebook since our earliest days,” the company said. “We have no intention of changing this, and we regularly work with the police to ensure that anyone found acting in such a way is brought to justice.”
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