Skip to comments.Facebook Flooded With Porn and Violent Images, Company Warns
Posted on 11/15/2011 11:28:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
Facebook is investigating reports of a massive wave of pornographic and violent images being posted to its website.
The content -- in the form of links, videos, and images -- began to appear Monday and includes doctored photographs of celebrities such as Justin Bieber in compromising situations, acts of violence and self-mutilation and even bestiality.
"We have recently experienced an increase in reports and we are investigating and addressing the issue," Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes told FoxNews.com. "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 flood of explicit material appears to be linked to some sort of spam virus that propagates when unknowing users click on infected content, according to tech site ZDNet.
Facebook users took to Twitter to vent their rage, some even threatening to quit the social network once and for all.
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Our parents & grandparents the only ones still on facebook & suddenly a porn section pops up, joked one user. "Awkward."
ping to your interests
Justin Bieber porn...
“acts of violence and self-mutilation and even bestiality.”
Coincidence this happened right after the occupy protesters got kicked out and had to go back to their computers in mom and dads basement???...I think not...
You have to look for it. I know for a FACT that none of my friends have any porn or violent images on their page. This is another anti-Facebook witch hunt. Look at what they did. They went to Twitter to express anger.......I am suspect that they would go to Facebook’s competitor. If I was Facebook, I would tell those creeps to leave and don’t come back.
I got my standards, ya know...
I saw the photos (Miley Cyrus) last week.
Must be a classic idiot move where someone clicks the “what to know who’s viewing your profile?” or “you won’t believe what she did!” and goes to a redirect porno site or another “Facebook is gonna charge” internet hoax...
4chan is experiencing a DDoS attack right now, the place is completely inaccessible right now.
My guess is a bunch of anons got bored and decided to spam FB.
I thought you weren't active on Facebook?
Which homo group did FB piss off?
But the folks on my BieberPix email list are.
Oh, thank God. I thought for a second I'd have to go elsewhere.
The images keep showing up in my daughter’s newsfeed. She hasn’t clicked on anything malicious or gone looking for any of them, it’s happening because people she is “friends” with click on the virus trigger. It’s supposedly an attack by “Anonymous” to take down Facebook.
My wife’s account had 2 images posted to it. She almost went off major league on the “posters” but that would be like going off on your friends because their email account was hacked.
Its a random event apparently.
Exactly - where did you think the OWS protestors would go after you asked them to leave the park?
WTF good is facebook? My family hounded me for years to get facebook and I finally broke down and signed up. It seems silly. I just can’t fathom how it’s a billion dollar site.
Sorry. I accidently got an automated uploader running on my computer and it dumped about 1% of my most lightweight and benign files onto Facebook.
***Justin Bieber porn...***
I noticed ovr 40 years ago that teen girls like teen boys who look like girls.
Dude, you're funny.
True, but looks aren't everything.
Yep. Damn that Bobby Sherman and Davy Jones and David Cassidy. The good news is that girls grow into women and then they don’t want boys who are cuter than them.
Got this from a cop relative today:
WARNING!!!!!!!!!! Facebook has 4 new VIRUSES: #1 -—If you get a notice of a PHOTO TAG ... Do not open it. #2-—If you get a notification that a friend reported you for offensive behavior etc.. Do not open it. #3 Is a Video saying 99% of People can not watch this for more the 15 Sec. Do not open it is also a virus. #4 all Messages from your friends via chat saying click this link .. Do not open! These are BAD ones and will crash... your computer ..... re-post and warn friends!”
You and me both. I have no idea how they make so much money. I never see any banner ads for any products. I Do use it, keeping up with family and friends. I’ve a couple of old squadron mates contact me on it; I hadn’t heard from some of those guys in almost a half-century. So, all in all, it’s been a good deal for me.
WHY do you do that to FB and not FR?
Ping me when that “accidently” happens here, mm-kay?
..... I've almost worked through the lawsuits and criminal charges, but, it's slow.....
Still, it's been good.
Because Facebook as not ONCE told me, "Knock it off!"
Thanks for the explanation.
DON'T LOOK ETHYL!!
“Knock it off!”
Ahhhh yes. How could I have forgotten I’m FReeping with the ultimate KING of Time Outs?
Hence the ‘noms de guerre.’
I think it’s good if you move away from your hometown, but you still want to connect with old friends.
I grew up in Texas, but moved to California over 20 years ago. I love being in contact with old high school and college friends.
Sorry to burst your bubble but my friends and I have been having to delete 20-30 images a day for a couple of days. The images shown have had Jesus involved in every sex act you can think of. Then there’s the gay porn and today animals at various stage’s of mutilation.
My guess is it’s the Anonymous hacker group because they said last week they were going to attack FB starting Monday.
Sorry to hear that. I guess (so far) I have been lucky. I am sure that is the last thing you need to see. Hope they fix it. The only problem I have with the story is that they went to the competitor to complain instead of just complaining to the Facebook management and at least give them the opportunity to check it out.