EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives Slam Facebook After Wired ‘Child Predation’ Report

Update: This section has been updated to include a quote from Sen Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Notable conservatives have taken to Facebook after WIRED published a report alleging that the platform has allowed child exploitation groups to develop.

“While Facebook is cracking down on conservative views with which they disagree, child abuse continues on its platforms,” ​​the rep. Greg Steve (R-FL) has said in an exclusive comment to MRC Free Speech America.

WIRED recently published an article on Facebook claiming extensive evidence of “child poaching” and adornment issues. In it, private groups and users specifically request young children with messages such as “Looking for a perverted 11-year-old girlfriend” with emoticons and other counterintuitive decorations. The section on “child victimization” further emphasized that Facebook was not taking appropriate action to combat sexual targeting of minors; In fact, Facebook has reviewed at least one group and determined that it did not violate its rules.

“If this report is true, then Facebook must immediately answer why they allowed it to target young children on its platform,” Steve said.

Laura Reese, director of the Center for Technology Policy and a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Homeland Security, told MRC Free Speech America: Pornography and Violence. “Congress is currently discussing multiple legislation to curb Big Tech.

“Facebook is now emphasizing that child sexual appeal – on its platform – for children who are too young to use Facebook – does not violate any particular community norms,” ​​Reese said.

Facebook’s own rules require action on the platform, Reese said.

“Facebook users need to re-read the logic of their policy, which states, ‘We do not approve of content that sexually exploits or endangers children.’ In fact, Facebook says, “When we are aware of the apparent child abuse, we report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in compliance with applicable law,” Reese said. “Meanwhile, Facebook quickly removes content that it considers ‘misinformation’, such as the COVID response or Hunter Biden’s laptop that was actually correct.”

Americans are “awakening” to the need to “protect children from sex,” Dr. Jennifer Bowens, director of the Center for Family Studies at the Family Research Council, told MRC Free Speech America.

Meanwhile, a professor from Virginia recently appeared to speak out in favor of normalizing pedophilia.

“We’ve heard of the resurgence of university professors who support pedophilia,” Bowens said. “The [WIRED] The survey further tells us that Facebook appears to be clearly incapable of policing its own platform against child abuse, which again confirms the need for parents to be more involved with their children’s social media habits. “

U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also highlighted the issue of child abuse on Facebook. Blackburn told MRC Free Speech America, “Unfortunately this is not surprising for Meta, which in general is more likely to remove politically dissenting posts than child trafficking posts.” “During our hearings in the Senate Commerce Consumer Protection subcommittee, we learned that Meta has identified 800,000 accounts for children under the age of 13 on their platform.

Meta (Facebook) has consistently targeted free speech, and its platforms, including the meta-owned Instagram, ignore the alleged harm to American teens and children. As Reiss of Heritage puts it, “turning a blind eye to child poachers on its platform harms children and demands accountability.”

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