Is it any surprise to see this?
Facebook and its ethically dubious business model is part of the Brainwashing Industrial Complex that brought and brings us fascist* control over “news” about COVID, Big Pharma, etc.
The recent attacks on X (formerly Twitter) are political, X.com having vastly less hate speech and having rooted out all the former Twitter pedophilia-friendly and useless staffers.
* Fascism, for those who don’t know what it really means: de facto government control over ostensibly private industry.
Instagram, the popular social-media site owned by Meta Platforms, helps connect and promote a vast network of accounts openly devoted to the commission and purchase of underage-sex content, according to investigations by The Wall Street Journal and researchers at Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
...Instagram doesn’t merely host these activities. Its algorithms promote them. Instagram connects pedophiles and guides them to content sellers via recommendation systems that excel at linking those who share niche interests, the Journal and the academic researchers found.
Though out of sight for most on the platform, the sexualized accounts on Instagram are brazen about their interest. The researchers found that Instagram enabled people to search explicit hashtags such as #pedowhore and #preteensex and connected them to accounts that used the terms to advertise child-sex material for sale. Such accounts often claim to be run by the children themselves and use overtly sexual handles incorporating words such as “little slut for you.”
WIND: it is really hard to believe that Mark Zuckerberg, competent as he is, was/is unaware of these goings on.
Why don’t executives risk jail for stuff like this? They get paid huge salaries, and can just pretend it isn’t happening?