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Facebook dice que siente haber sugerido vídeos de pornografía infantil en las búsquedas

Miguel Jorge Mar 16, 2018. 3 comments

Facebook ha pedido disculpas después de las quejas de varios usuarios a los que les aparecieron vídeos de niños realizando actos sexuales en las sugerencias de búsqueda. La compañía ha anunciado que ya ha corregido el error.

Al parecer, todo comenzó en la noche del jueves, cuando el periodista Jonah Bennett les pidió a los seguidores que publicaran sus resultados al escribir “video de” en la barra de búsqueda de Facebook. Como respuesta a ello, varios usuarios publicaron capturas de pantalla de lo más perturbadoras de lo que el autocompletado de Facebook sugirió en la barra de búsqueda.

En esencia, al escribir “video de”, aparecieron sugerencias de videos de abuso infantil y de niños que realizaban actos sexuales. Al menos un usuario encontró resultados similares cuando realizaba la búsqueda en español. Hay que recordar que Facebook prohíbe cualquier contenido sexualmente explícito. En una declaración al diario The Guardian, Facebook se ha disculpado:

Tan pronto como nos dimos cuenta de estas sugerencias ofensivas, las eliminamos. Las sugerencias de búsqueda de Facebook son representativas de lo que las personas pueden estar buscando en Facebook y no reflejan necesariamente el contenido real en la plataforma.

El comunicado termina diciendo que la compañía no “permitirá imágenes sexualmente explícitas, y nos comprometemos a mantener ese contenido fuera de nuestro sitio”. [The Guardian]

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