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Facebook hit by wave of porn and gore

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Nov 2011 12:14 User comments (2)

Facebook hit by wave of porn and gore Facebook has confirmed today that it is investigating into a giant wave of gory and pornographic images that have been posted to the social networking site.
The pictures, links and videos include manipulated pictures of celebrities in sex acts, bestiality and violent acts, sometimes performed on animals.

Says Facebook:

We have recently experienced an increase in reports and we are investigating and addressing the issue. We are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms. Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us.


The wave continues to grow as users click on the spam virus unknowingly, thus sending the content to more friends by accident.

Concludes security firm Sophos:

It's precisely this kind of problem which is likely to drive people away from the site. Facebook needs to get a handle on this problem quickly, and prevent it from happening on such a scale again.

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2 user comments

115.11.2011 14:38

Gore porn... Hollywood has been doing it for the last 10 years. Tried it back in the late 60s, it didn't really take. Had a resurgence in the late 70s & simply took off there in the 80s for a while, then died out.

Why shouldn't the internet have a go at it. Wasn't there a go of it with a bash of internet gag emails there with stuff coming out of the middle east some parts of Asia? Couple of site actually dedicated to it. Kind of made my combat days look passe sometimes.

Anyway, sounds like some noobs getting their cherry broken after seeing their older siblings stash & thought they would be funny or something. Simply put, some of this stuff just really isn't funny.


215.11.2011 14:58

Sounds like the politicians have taken over farcebook, lol.

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