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Facebook Flooded With Porn and Violent Images, Company Warns
Fox News ^ | 11/15/2011

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bestiality; facebook; porn
My favorite:

“Our parents & grandparents the only ones still on facebook & suddenly a porn section pops up,” joked one user. "Awkward."

1 posted on 11/15/2011 11:28:27 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: humblegunner

ping to your interests

Justin Bieber porn...


2 posted on 11/15/2011 11:29:40 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“acts of violence and self-mutilation and even bestiality.”


Sounds like your typical day at an OWS protest


3 posted on 11/15/2011 11:32:10 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Responsibility2nd

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...


4 posted on 11/15/2011 11:33:15 AM PST by apillar
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


5 posted on 11/15/2011 11:35:49 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Responsibility2nd
Love this quote:
I can handle old person porn but please no more beaten, bloody animals ... NOT COOL

I got my standards, ya know...

6 posted on 11/15/2011 11:38:01 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I saw the photos (Miley Cyrus) last week.


7 posted on 11/15/2011 11:38:50 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: napscoordinator

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...


8 posted on 11/15/2011 11:39:15 AM PST by magritte
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To: Responsibility2nd
Sounds like /b/ decided to raid Facebook.

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.

9 posted on 11/15/2011 11:42:10 AM PST by Mr. Impatient (cat planet cat planet cat planet cat planet cat planet cat planet)
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To: humblegunner
photographs of celebrities such as Justin Bieber in compromising situations, acts of violence and self-mutilation and even bestiality.

I thought you weren't active on Facebook?

10 posted on 11/15/2011 11:44:02 AM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Which homo group did FB piss off?


11 posted on 11/15/2011 11:45:24 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Eaker
I thought you weren't active on Facebook?

I'm not.

But the folks on my BieberPix email list are.

12 posted on 11/15/2011 11:46:42 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Facebook Flooded With Porn and Violent Images, Company Warns

Oh, thank God. I thought for a second I'd have to go elsewhere.

13 posted on 11/15/2011 11:48:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 11:52:09 AM PST by worrywart (ww)
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To: Lazamataz
What did you do?
15 posted on 11/15/2011 11:53:15 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: napscoordinator

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.

So.

Its a random event apparently.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 11:55:05 AM PST by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Exactly - where did you think the OWS protestors would go after you asked them to leave the park?


17 posted on 11/15/2011 11:56:54 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


18 posted on 11/15/2011 11:58:45 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Jeff Chandler
What did you do?

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.

19 posted on 11/15/2011 12:07:42 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: thackney

***Justin Bieber porn...***

I noticed ovr 40 years ago that teen girls like teen boys who look like girls.


20 posted on 11/15/2011 12:08:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Lazamataz
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.

Dude, you're funny.

21 posted on 11/15/2011 12:11:55 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Dude, you're funny.

True, but looks aren't everything.

22 posted on 11/15/2011 12:14:18 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

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.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 12:16:51 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Responsibility2nd

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!”


24 posted on 11/15/2011 12:17:20 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: Palladin

This one: “ #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.” is actually a javascript element that exploits the fact you are already logged into Facebook. To call it a virus is a stretch, but it is an exploit. I actually saw this one on one of my friend’s walls, followed the instructions, and saw it was attempting an append.element and a run of some js. I was like, HELL no.... tried to isolate the code but the website delivering it only seemed to allow it if you were coming from the FB domains and servers....


25 posted on 11/15/2011 12:23:21 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: douginthearmy

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.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 12:23:49 PM PST by Ax
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To: Lazamataz

Dang it.

WHY do you do that to FB and not FR?

Ping me when that “accidently” happens here, mm-kay?


27 posted on 11/15/2011 12:24:44 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Ax
I got in touch with so many people from my past.....

..... I've almost worked through the lawsuits and criminal charges, but, it's slow.....

Still, it's been good.

28 posted on 11/15/2011 12:26:14 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Dang it. WHY do you do that to FB and not FR?

Because Facebook as not ONCE told me, "Knock it off!"

29 posted on 11/15/2011 12:27:01 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks for the explanation.


30 posted on 11/15/2011 12:31:05 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: Responsibility2nd
“Our parents & grandparents the only ones still on facebook & suddenly a porn section pops up,” joked one user. "Awkward."

DON'T LOOK ETHYL!!

31 posted on 11/15/2011 12:31:29 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Lazamataz

“Knock it off!”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ahhhh yes. How could I have forgotten I’m FReeping with the ultimate KING of Time Outs?


32 posted on 11/15/2011 12:31:35 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Lazamataz

Hence the ‘noms de guerre.’


33 posted on 11/15/2011 12:55:33 PM PST by Ax
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34 posted on 11/15/2011 12:57:08 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


35 posted on 11/15/2011 1:02:10 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: napscoordinator

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.


36 posted on 11/15/2011 1:42:26 PM PST by stockpirate (Real hero's don't wear capes, they wear dog tags.)
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To: stockpirate

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.


37 posted on 11/15/2011 1:44:28 PM PST by napscoordinator
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