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Raymond Bechard
Raymond Bechard campaign leader

Let's join together in demanding that Facebook implements effective policy and procedures - no matter what the cost - to BLOCK thousands of sexually explicit images and video of children from being posted on the Social Network every day.

Child pornography is alive and well on Facebook. While the practice of pedophiles using the incredibly popular and powerful social networking website to share images and videos of children being sexually assaulted is commonplace, what’s surprising is the lack of attention their crimes receive.

Having discovered an extremely explicit photo of a little girl on Facebook, Facebook Activists reported the practice to the FBI, individual state law enforcement, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Facebook itself. We are now demanding that Facebook end these activities by BLOCKING this content from ever being posted on their site. Allowing these crimes to take place, then relying on Facebook users - even children themselves - to find and report them is not enough.

We are calling for ZERO TOLERANCE policies and procedures within Facebook. These policies and procedures must be strong enough to BLOCK this content from ever reaching the pages of their Social Network.

We will not tolerate ANY postings showing images of and links to children, some only toddlers, engaged in sex acts with adult males and females.

The captions to some of these photos – which are illegal to possess even as digital files - tell the story of the horrible and twisted pride these abusers exhibit when boasting about the images they post on Facebook. "Barbara my model!” says one profile under the photo of a nude child. “She began sex at only 4 years! Now she is 17, a real slut nymphomaniac!" Another says, "She is one of my best lilmodels! Now she is 10 yo, but she began to do sex since 2 ys!”

The objective here is to motivate Facebook to utilize its vast intellectual resource in bringing an end to these crimes taking place on their website by BLOCKING them from being posted.

No matter what Facebook might be doing now, it is clearly not enough. In fact, speaking about child pornography on Facebook, the company's "Safety Team Leader," Charlotte Carnevale recently told us, "there's plenty of it."

We will not allow Facebook to hide the fact that there is "plenty" of child pornography on their site. The only acceptable amount is ZERO.

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