Is Facebook becoming a porn site and inappropriate for Christians?

According to a survey carried out in 2008 December, the researches have found out Facebook to be the most popular Social Networking Website. Unfortunately most of the popular products become easy targets of abusers. This is common to Facebook too — Within less than two months we have seen many instances of Pornography and other material related to per versed sexual activity being published in the popular social networking site.

If you are not familiar with Facebook (that’s surprising) it has a feature called “News Feed” (probably the backbone of the popular social networking site) in which users see a constantly updated list of their friends’ Facebook activity. Yesterday we saw, the photograph of a naked woman. It appeared in our news feed as another friend had commented on it. – The image was supposedly posted to Facebook by the same woman pausing in the photograph. Later we discovered these images are linked to a Facebook album full of porn, open to any Facebook user. I immediately filed a complaint and sent to Facebook after which the offending content was permanently removed.

Lately there were the photos of a possible prostitute in which a friend had commented again (the images appeared in the news feed). We learned later these photos also are linked to a massive Facebook album – featuring this woman’s semi naked and sexually provocative pauses. She even had a paid Facebook ad campaign, which is probably used to promote herself and attract more clients. (This was reported to Facebook authorities too, but the images still remain untouched.)

Final thoughts

So if you are a Facebook user you don’t have to do any search to find these. All you need to have is a friend in Facebook exposing him self to these dirty content — chances are hire you will find them too, thanks to the “News Feed”

Some of you might say, we are responsible for our own actions. But what about our kids? 16% of Facebook users are teenagers which boils down to a number of 4,378,120 kids! It’s true that Facebook forbids anyone under 13 from signing up for an account. But such restrictions can be bypassed easily.

The website also recommends that parents should monitor their child’s Facebook activity. But is this really fool proof? Ultimately the main question remains intact. Is Facebook becoming a porn site and inappropriate for Christians?

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