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Friday, 27 August 2010 09:25

Facebook failed to warn cops of a kiddie porn ring

Written by Nick Farell
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Was told a number of times
Facebook management failed tell coppers about the activity of an international child pornography syndicate operating on their site despite being told by one of the ring's members. The social notworking site's failures were uncovered when Aussie federal police were investigating the syndicate, which had been using fake online identities.

The director of the AFP High Tech Crime Centre, Neil Gaughan told the Sydney Morning Herald that Facebook knew of the existence of these pages containing kiddie porn and removed the profiles. But it did not tell the coppers. Within hours, the groups were re-formed.

Cops arrested dozens of people involved in the ring, including two Melbourne men, aged 33 and 18, and a 26-year-old from Port Kembla. A British-based man police say is the ringleader was due to face an English court. All 11 are accused of creating Facebook pages under false identities and using the pages to distribute and view graphic sexual images of children.

One of the Australians, told how he had sent up to 10 messages to Facebook allegedly informing them about the ring, but the company failed to pass the information to police.

Nick Farell

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+10 #1 Stewox 2010-08-27 10:32
"All 11 are accused of creating Facebook pages under false identities"

I have a false indentity there for a year now

so what
 
 
-2 #2 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-27 13:12
@Stewox, do you do kiddie porn? :-?
 
 
+8 #3 FistOfGod 2010-08-27 13:18
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
@Stewox, do you do kiddie porn? :-?


It's the Truth dude - if you want anonymity it means you're a paedo. It's been scientifically proven. Privacy is well dodgy too, we don't want that.
 
 
+1 #4 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-27 14:15
Not what I was aiming for... let me clear it up, if you do want privacy make a fake account, just don't do kiddie porn while you're at it.
 
 
0 #5 jonelsorel 2010-08-29 10:39
Another one of this amazing social network's failings at society.
 

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