child abuse is ok on facebook
The other day someone posted a video on Facebook of a little (about 1 or 2) year old girl being beaten by a grown woman. I say beaten, because she was hitting the girl repeatedly on the back with what appeared to be a belt as well as slapping her across the face with her hand. I only watched for a few seconds as the video repulsed & disturbed me. If you want to watch the video for yourself you will need to find it, as I will NOT be a part of exposing anyone else to child violence.
After watching it, I wrote the poster expressing my distaste for showing it, then I reported it to Facebook for violence. To my surprise, the response I received from FB was “We have reviewed the video & determined that it does not violate our community standards.” Really? Child abuse does not violate your standards? In what world is it okay for us to watch child abuse? Apparently it’s okay in the FB world to beat up little kids.
Now some people might say, “they’re trying to bring awareness to child abuse” & they would be wrong. If you need to be told that beating a child is a bad thing then you are a twisted idiot. Normal people already know not to beat up children. By that logic someone could post a video of an adult having sex with a little kid & claim they were “bringing awareness”. In that case they would go to prison, although FB would probably leave the video up anyway. If they were trying to figure out who the people in the video were to identify them, then they should have posted a still & not the entire video.
So to the people who post/repost these videos, DON’T; to the people who watch them DON’T & report the videos for all the good it will do; to Facebook get some morals & don’t let things like this happen. Child abuse is wrong, we all know it; doing it, filming it, posting it, & yes even watching it. Facebook just either doesn’t get it, or they don’t really care. They are making money & these videos provide a “shock” value that gets people to their site. If it is exploiting or abusing little children “oh well” it’s really all about the money in the end, for them.
So, if you are a child abuser or just like watching, sharing or discussing child abuse it seems that Facebook is the place for you to be. I’m sure their ”child abuse friendly” community standards will be more than accommodating for all of you sick bastards