Facebook says asking users about ‘sexual pictures’ from children was a mistake

By Ali Breland | The Hill

Facebook says that it made a mistake after it asked users in a poll if it should allow child predators to ask children for sexual photos on its platform.

The odd admission comes after Facebook prompted some of its users with a survey asking about acceptable behaviors on its platform.

One survey question asked how a user would “handle” a man asking for inappropriate pictures of a young girl if that user was in charge of setting Facebook’s policies.

“There are a wide range of topics and behaviors that appear on Facebook,” one question read, according to screenshots posted by The Guardian. “In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook’s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures.”

Users were then given a standard set of answers to pick from ranging from “this content should not be allowed on Facebook, and no one should be able to see it” to “this content should be allowed on Facebook, and I would not mind seeing it.”

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2 replies

  1. And to think I thought Facebook couldn’t land itself in any more hot water. The world these days…

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