Facebook is a household name for millions of people around the world who use it to make friends, share photos, and discuss common interests. But increasingly, those people include predators who use Facebook to share illicit images and videos of children.
Over two years ago, Men Against Prostitution and Trafficking (MENAPAT) began to uncover the massive amount of this illegal and abusive content on Facebook. In just one day, MENAPAT discovered over 1,400 illicit images of children on the Social Network.
This tragic content is found on Facebook through closed "groups," fake profiles, "special events," "interests," and "likes" created by predators who then trade and share extremely illicit images of abused children.
Despite the severity and prevalence of these illicit images on Facebook, the company has not implemented effective policies or procedures to block these crimes from taking place. Their current procedure is to allow these horrible images of children to be posted all day, every day. Then they rely on Facebook users - some only children themselves - to report the abuse, not to law enforcement, but to Facebook.
No matter what Facebook might be doing to address this dangerous situation, it is clearly not enough. In fact, speaking about illicit images of children on Facebook, the company's "Safety Team Leader" recently told MENAPAT, "there's plenty of it."
We will not allow Facebook to hide the fact that there is "plenty" of this often deadly content on their site. The only acceptable amount is zero.
It's time Facebook took the protection of children on their site seriously enough to share our zero tolerance policy. We demand they take responsibility for ending these crimes from ever taking place.
If change is going to happen, it's up to us. Our opinion is that Facebook cannot be trusted with the safety of our children.
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Men Against Prostitution And Trafficking
Men Against Prostitution and Human Trafficking (MENAPAT) is an Independent Expenditure-Only Political Action Committee (PAC) registered with the United States Federal Election Commission. Beyond that, MENAPAT is a growing network of all people who refuse to allow these crimes to continue.