Facebook shows porn and violent images - just like the rest of the internet then?

15 November 2011

sfw-pronFacebook are looking into reports saying that pornographic and violent images have been posted to its website, shown mainly in users' newsfeeds. According to ZDnet, this exciting highly offensive material is being spread via a "linkspam virus", which is basically something that looks like a harmless link, when in fact, it isn't! It's something that'll corrupt your brains!

A spokeswoman for Facebook said: "We are aware of these reports and we are investigating the issue".

Our own investigations into the matter ended up in a sweaty, masturbatory heap. And that was just the 'violent' images.

Of course, not everyone is happy. On twitter, one person wrote: "Discovered a new porn site, it's called Facebook." How very droll. Another said: "Facebook should do something about the photoshopped porn images, it's offensive."

Thus far, there have been complaints about pictures of mutilated animals and people, which has seen some deactivating their accounts. They'll end up reactivating them in the end though when they feel left out of event invites and baby pictures.

Naturally, current bogeyman/hacktivist group Anonymous are being pointed at for all this after they apparently threatened to "kill" the social network. However, most people in the know think that this line of thinking is a load of hooey.

Still, catch the filth while you can!

TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media   Privacy

8 comments

  • Yue
    Has anyone actually seen anything or is it just a coincidence that this hoax was doing the rounds yesterday. 'Hackers are busy on Facebook! They are posting insulting messages on the walls of your friends with your regards without you knowing about it. They are also sending out X-rated pictures. If you receive one of those messages in my name, it isn't from me. I would NEVER disrespect any of my FB friends! Put this on your wall and warn your friends. Share the news!' A case of Daily Mail readers reporting things they've heard about but not witnessed, again?
  • OFI
    This has been doing the rounds for a long time now. It's nothing new. It's just the same exploit being used with more and more offensive material. Mostly you see someone has 'liked' a video with a description of some kind of gore or "Her dad caught her doing such and such MUST SEE!!" "like-jacking" although I have heard over the past few days there have been some particularly offensive ones being shared :P
  • Dick
    > Another said: “Facebook should do something about the photoshopped porn images, it’s offensive.” I agree. Photoshopped porn is offensive. They should allow unphotoshopped porn though.
  • The B.
    Now you mention it, weren't Anonymous supposed to be bringing Facebook to it's knees last Saturday?
  • It c.
    I have had a few messages saying have you seen this its sick from friend who would never post offensive links and confirmed they had not sent any messages
  • Sicknote
    Oh. Facebook is just so yesterday and besides, I get all the porn I need from my local WH Smiths
  • Julissa
    That's an inegunios way of thinking about it.
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