Facebook (STILL) Promoting Child Pornography

Infamous child pornographer Richard Steve Goldberg whose trademark r@ygold is a longtime, well-recognized tag for hardcore child pornography, has a Facebook interest group with almost 300 fans.

r@ygold - Facebook
Unfortunately, there’s lots more thanks to an anonymous reader of this blog who assembled a damning cornucopia of profiles and links to such Facebook interest groups as “incest,” “preteen hardcore,” “our little group,” and “lolita.”

Favorite activities ranged from “spanking kids,” to “preteen hardcore lover,” “incest,” and “I like chubby boys.” The well known East European child pornography studio, “LS Magazine,” is also a frequently listed activity along with the seemingly benign “family fun.”

All of this material was assembled in a few hours by an amateur slooth. Certainly the Friending professionals at Facebook could spend a bit of time checking out Google and Urban Dictionary in an even cursory attempt to keep child pornographers and avowed child molesters off their site.

1 Reply to "Facebook (STILL) Promoting Child Pornography"

  • Anonymous Blogger
    November 11, 2010 (7:29 pm)

    In one of the most recent entries, there’s a Facebook profile listing activites that include “Daughters, Lolitas, Very Young Girls, I Love to Play With My Daughter.” On his wall, the guy refers to his “10yr old gorgeous daughter.” (http://facebookwatcher.blogspot.com/2010/11/focus-on-family.html)

    So what happens when we pull up Cybertipline to try to file a report? There’s a category for *extrafamilial* child molestation, but nothing for when there may be a situation where the offender and victim are related. This category is required, so it’s impossible to leave blank or select “other.”

    Facebook doesn’t always make reporting that easy either when something is part of a broader pattern and doesn’t fit neatly into one of their criteria. For example, one user who claimed to be a supporter of corporal punishment kept posting cartoon images of children being spanked with their pants down. But all you could do was report the individual images. Facebook did remove the images and eventually disabled the user’s account after quite a few of them. It was back very quickly with the same user picture and comments about having no clue why the original account was deleted. I’d assume that simply disabling a problem account is quick and easy, whereas contacting law enforcement would be a lot more labor-intensive.