Fury over child porn video on Facebook

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Facebook has sparked a furious backlash after a graphic video allegedly showing child pornography circulated on the social network.

Users vented their anger on rival website Twitter after the footage apparently popped up in personal news feeds and was reportedly shared more than 16,000 times.

Those who claim to have seen the film said it showed a young girl being abused by an older 
man.

Comments on Twitter suggested the clip received almost 4,000 “likes” before it was taken down.

Facebook said it removed the video “quickly” after users reported its disturbing content.

But the site continued to draw caustic remarks, even after the footage was deleted.

Twitter user Nicholas wrote: “Someone posted child porn on Facebook and it’s spreading like wildfire.”

Another social networker said: “Child porn video on Facebook, no wonder I hate that website”.

The video is believed to have originated in the United States.

Most of those who passed on the film are understood to have done so to condemn its contents.

Facebook urged users never to share videos of this nature.

A spokesman said: “Nothing is more important to Facebook than the safety of the people that use our site, and this material has no place on Facebook.

“We have zero tolerance for child pornography being uploaded on to Facebook and are extremely aggressive in preventing and removing child exploitative content.”