Facebook ‘fails’ to remove sexual images of children and reports BBC to police for raising issue

Facebook 'fails' to remove sexual images of children and reports BBC to police for raising issue

Facebook has come under fire for failing to remove sexualised pictures of children from its website – and then reporting the journalists who brought it to their attention to the police. Damian Collins, chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, expressed "grave doubts" over the social media giant's moderation system. The issue came to light following a BBC investigation in which it used Facebook's "report button" to highlight sexual images but found more than 80 per cent were not removed, with an automated response saying they did not breach "community standards".

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