Recently, alongside multiple people, our platform fought to get, what was clearly a predatorial account on Facebook. Although getting a profile like this removed should be an easy task, it has proven to be the exact opposite. After dozens of reports against the profile, individual images, the message from Facebook has been the same: “the profile does not violate our terms of sevice.”
Our platform initially learned about this profile from Twitter. As we have, other individuals were attempting to get it removed due to the graphic images and postings detailing interests in pedophilia. Thus far, dozens of people have taken to twitter, posting the profile link, in a desperate attempt to removing the profile.
Facebook’s blatant allowance of this, and profiles like this, to exist leads to many questions. Unlike the old days of Facebook, they have removed the option to rebuttal their decision, leaving users with no options to explain why the profile needs to be taken down. The actions of Facebook should be of great concern for parents, eapecially if their children utilize the site.