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Facebook feels heat over child protection

The heat is growing on Facebook after its prevarication over the Ceops child-protection button promoted by the British establishment following the gruesome murder of a girl stalked on the social notworking site.

Police accused Facebook of “arrogantly” gambling with children’s safety after the US-based site rebuffed the Home Secretary's advances after apparently reaching some agreement over the implementation of the Ceops button.

It seems logical that the Home Secretary should send in the plod.

Facebook will stand back and claim no responsibility for what its users get up to to. Just like the P2Pers it's just a platform. Don't expect it to police it

But, whippersnapper, says the Establishment, with great power comes great responsibility. If you wanna play ball you have to play ball with us.

The plod say Faceook has never reported a single grooming attempt on the web site. On the other hand, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) said it had received 259 complaints about Facebook.

Jim Gamble, head of the CEOP, said “Facebook say they have a robust system that produces millions of reports. But when we checked with police child protection teams across the UK, we can’t find evidence of any reports passed from Facebook to the police.”