CRIME
03/22/2013 11:47 am ET

Child Porn Goes Viral On Facebook: Report

There are several reports of child pornography going viral on Facebook Thursday.

A source told BuzzFeed that, by 9 p.m. Thursday night, a pornographic video of an infant had over 16,000 shares.

As the video started popping up in people's Facebook newsfeeds, users took to Twitter to voice their outrage:

Gawker reports that the video, which apparently showed "a grown man sexually abusing an infant girl" got 32,000 shares and 5,000 likes before Facebook wiped it off the site after eight hours.

Gawker pointed out that many of the shares appear to have come from users who were disgusted by the content, not those trying to spread its contents to others.

In a statement obtained by the Daily Mail, a Facebook spokesperson wrote, 'We have zero tolerance for child pornography being uploaded onto Facebook and are extremely aggressive in preventing and removing child exploitive content. We are pleased that this material was reported to us quickly enabling its swift removal."

If you come across a post on Facebook that you believe could be child porn, report it here, instead of sharing it.

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