Scores of videos and images were ‘flagged up’ as child pornography to the website’s moderators, alongside several other images believed to be of extremist and terrorist nature, the Times reports.
Rather than remove the content, however, Facebook said the posts were not in breach of its ‘community standards.’
According to the Times, offensive materials included a beheading video produced by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), posters supporting the recent terrorist attacks in London and Egypt, a video apparently depicting the sexual assault of a child, and violent pedophilic cartoons.
Facebook went as far as promoting the content, the paper says, as its algorithms send out such pages and groups to other…
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