Вторник, 24 Апреля, 2018

Facebook Asks If Pedophiles Should Be Allowed To Contact Minors

Facebook asked users about child grooming. Pic Jonathan Haynes Image One of the questions posed to Facebook users. Pic Jonathan Haynes
Theresa Hayes | 06 Марта, 2018, 11:47

A screengrab clarified the exact phrasing of two questions, and these appear to combine stock question templates with a controversial phrase: "a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures". Eighty-four percent of people surveyed said they felt angry when they think of pedophiles, while 59 percent feel afraid and 40 percent feel pity. In other words, the social media firm was basically asking users about whether it's OK to make children vulnerable and whether child grooming should be accepted, even though it's illegal.

A VP of product at Facebook tweeted that the survey question was a mistake, adding that the company runs surveys "to understand how the community thinks about how we set policies".

"It shouldn't have been part of this survey".

"I can not imagine that Facebook executives ever want it on their platform but they also should not send out surveys that suggest they might tolerate it or suggest to Facebook users that this might ever be acceptable".

Facebook the social media giant is in news again for a survey which seems to have offended its user base.

"I can not imagine that Facebook executives ever want it on their platform but they also should not send out surveys that suggest they might tolerate it or suggest to Facebook users that this might ever be acceptable,"OK Ms Cooper said".

Facebook ran a odd and highly criticized survey over the weekend that asked users if they thought it was appropriate for an adult male to ask for sexually explicit photos from an underage girl. The company dispelled those concerns in an official response to the Guardian.

What was quite problematic though, as Jonathan remarked in another tweet, was that Facebook should not be relying user responses to deliberate on policy about child sexual abuse. Facebook was also criticized recently for violence on its Live streaming service and the use of Russian bots to try to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

In recent events, Facebook also had banned advertisements for cryptocurrency including ICO (Initial coin offerings) etc as "intentionally broad" policy against the misleading marketing. What is more surprising is the fact that the answer to the question doesn't include the option of contacting the police at any given point.

His comment was ridiculed by Sinead Quealy who called the survey "grossly inappropriate". "We have prohibited child grooming on Facebook since our earliest days".