How Facebook fights child porn
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 09/05/2012 16:22
It's hard not to be affected by an article titled "Kids Raped, Sodomized on Facebook Pages," the first of a four-part WND series about child porn and Facebook.
The article alleges that the blog "located dozens of child porn images after 'friending' many likely pedophiles and predators who trade thousands of pornographic photos on the social network."
Unlike legal "adult pornography," child porn depicts sexual exploitation of children, in some cases very young children. Child porn is illegal in the United States and many other countries. Anyone who knowingly produces, transmits, stores, or possesses child porn could face a long prison term and a lifetime on sex offender registries. Children depicted in these images and videos are victimized during the production and throughout their lives, as the images proliferate and continue to be viewed, often for many years.