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Facebook’s ‘Messenger Kids’ App Gave Predators the Ability to Target Unsuspecting Children

The tech giant claims that this was due to a technical error on their part.

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The tech giant Facebook is more concerned with preventing right-wing dissidents from having free speech on their platform than they are with protecting the sanctity of children, which has been shown in how they administrate their ‘Messenger Kids’ application.

It was revealed by The Verge on Monday that an alleged technical error allowed the application designed to provide a safe chat room experience for children aged 6 to 12 to be infiltrated by grown adults. This supposed design flaw caused the protections to fail and allowed children to join chats with potential predators.

Facebook was forced to acknowledge the problem and alert many parents who mistakenly trusted the Orwellian corporation to protect their kids with the following message:

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Hi [PARENT],
We found a technical error that allowed [CHILD]’s friend [FRIEND] to create a group chat with [CHILD] and one or more of [FRIEND]’s parent-approved friends. We want you to know that we’ve turned off this group chat and are making sure that group chats like this won’t be allowed in the future. If you have questions about Messenger Kids and online safety, please visit our Help Center and Messenger Kids parental controls. We’d also appreciate your feedback.

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The problem with Facebook’s software arose when app users initiated group chats. Although the protections were always applied in one-on-one chats, group chats allowed the initiator of the conversation to invite Facebook user they wanted into the chat. This opened the back door for potential predators to target children.

Facebook attempted to minimize the error in a statement they released to the press.

“We recently notified some parents of Messenger Kids account users about a technical error that we detected affecting a small number of group chats,” a Facebook representative told The Verge.

“We turned off the affected chats and provided parents with additional resources on Messenger Kids and online safety,” they added.

Privacy groups have alleged that Facebook is systemically violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in how they collect the data of children, and this adds another potential violation for the tech behemoth that remains under widespread scrutiny for its suspect business practices.

Facebook will have to pay an astounding $5 billion fine as a result of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding improprieties related to Cambridge Analytica. Once considered a model company, Facebook is quickly becoming known as one of the most disreputable corporate entities in the world.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg maintains that Facebook’s dedication to their users’ privacy is among their top priorities, even as their lawyers argue that none of their users have privacy on their platform in the court of law.

“I believe the future of communication will increasingly shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure and their messages and content won’t stick around forever. This is the future I hope we will help bring about,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook note from March.

Zuckerberg’s company has refused to protect the rights of any of their users throughout its existence, not even the most vulnerable of society. Lip service will not be enough to save the reputation of this disgraced tech giant, as they attack the free speech of conservative and libertarian voices on their platform.

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More Censorship: Controversial Right-Wing YouTuber Nick Fuentes is Booted From Platform, Even Ben Shapiro Says It’s Too Far

Fuentes received the boot after supposed terms of service violations.

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Controversial right-wing Youtube personality Nick Fuentes has been booted from the Google-owned platform, as they continue to ramp up their campaign of Orwellian censorship.

“This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech,” they announced at the link of Fuentes’ former channel.

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Fuentes has come to prominence in recent months as his fans have frequently asked pointed questions toward conservatives like TPUSA Founder Charlie Kirk, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, and “Never Trump” leader Ben Shapiro who they feel are insufficiently right-wing. This has caused Fuentes to receive increased mainstream scrutiny, with many of his critics alleging he is a Holocaust denier, a charge that he vehemently denies.

Others who have been banished from popular social media platforms are speaking out on Fuentes’ behalf.

“Nick Fuentes has been banned from YouTube,” journalist and Congressional candidate Laura Loomer wrote on her Telegram account. “Not good. Censorship is getting out of control. He shouldn’t have been silenced.”

“The government hasn’t done a damn thing about censorship of conservatives online. Zero. The “conservative billionaires” have done less than zero,” noted Jacob Wohl.

“Reminder: “Hate speech” means being funny and popular while Right-wing,” banished provocateur Milo Yiannopolous wrote on Telegram.

“I would not be surprised if Michelle Malkin starts losing her accounts soon. Facebook’s rationale for nuking me was my support for Tommy Robinson, and she’s gone way further than that,” Yiannopolous added.

Malkin, who will be appearing alongside Fuentes at the America First Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. later this month, denounced YouTube in a post, also assigning the blame to “Conservative Inc.” voices for agitating against Fuentes.

Even Shapiro, who has a public feud with Fuentes, has come out against his censorship by YouTube.

Other prominent right-wing voices have voiced opposition to YouTube’s censorship of Fuentes as well:

YouTube’s parent company Google has been exposed for using their immense monopoly power to punish their political opponents, with a focus on manipulating the outcome of the election in November.

An insider leaked explosive documents to Project Veritas exposing Google’s illicit scheming last year.

The Big Brother crackdown against right-wing speech will only continue to intensify from Silicon Valley in the months to come.

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