Facebook banned me for 24 hours on Tuesday because I published a Joan Rivers video of her calling Barack Obama the “1st gay president,” now I learn they are doing this?
Facebook apologized on Monday for a user survey which asked whether it was acceptable for an adult to ask a minor girl for sexual photos on its platform. According to Complex, over the weekend, Facebook sent out a survey to users asking how they felt about specific behaviors.
Facebook’s year is going from bad to worse. The social network is apologizing for a jarring oversight in which it asked users whether or not it should allow posts from child sexual predators, The Guardian reports.
Over the weekend, Facebook ran a small survey regarding certain policies, and this particular question caught the eye The Guardian’s Jonathan Haynes. “There are a wide range of topics and behaviors that appear on Facebook,” the question reads. “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.”
The possible answers included “This content should be allowed on Facebook, and I would not mind seeing it,” and “This content should not be allowed on Facebook, and no one should be able to see it.” The follow-up question asked whether Facebook, users, or outside experts should be in charge of deciding said rules.
They also made matters worse by asking those taking the survey should law enforcement be notified when this type of conduct happens on their platform. What in the hell type of question is that? Who drafted that one up?
How many of you are thinking the same thing I am right now. Facebook doesn’t know how to police their platform from child predators until it’s too late. But yet, they can ban me for making fun of a video that is a few years old. Something is not right in the universe.
Facebook also released an official statement condemning the survey: “We have prohibited child grooming on Facebook since our earliest days; we have no intention of changing this, and we regularly work with the police to ensure that anyone found acting in such a way is brought to justice,” the statement read.
SOUND OFF in the comment section how you feel about this type of survey from a major social media platform that seems to not have their act together when it comes to protecting younger people.
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