Facebook says it’s looking into how a sex tape shared to a private Australian Facebook group without the female partner’s consent managed to bypass its reporting and security checks.
The video, posted to bloke’s group The Virtual Pub, showed the couple engaging in consensual sex, but was apparently taken (and posted) without the woman’s consent.
It left the woman open to vile abuse and fat-shaming comments – from the group’s over 14,500 members – with little ability to defend herself.
But when one member, NSW bloke Hayden Brien, reported the video to Facebook, he was simply told that it didn’t violate Facebook’s community standards, and the post remained live.
Facebook has now launched a thorough investigation to figure out just what the hell happened.
“We are investigating what happened here to ensure that our policies are applied consistently with respect to this type of content,” a Facebook spokesperson told PEDESTRIAN.TV.
“The safety and well-being of the Facebook community is our top priority, and the non-consensual sharing of intimate images is a violation of our policies. We remove all instances of intimate content when we become aware of it, and use image-matching technology to prevent resharing of the image on our platforms.”
It says the original photo has now been removed, but is conducting a thorough review to ensure the image has been completely scrubbed from Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. Good.
Photo: Facebook, courtesy of Hayden Brien.