Federal Bureau of Investigation asks people to stop sharing child pornography video on Facebook

Maryland Heights Police warn of child porn circulating through Facebook messenger

Youngstown police are asking individuals to not share a viral Facebook video of a child performing a sex act on an adult, even if it is done to help seek justice.

Many people are sharing the video in hopes of identifying the man shown abusing the child.

Facebook has released a statement about a recent incident of child pornography being shared on the social media platform.

Buffalo Police asked that if you come across a disturbing video, please do not share it.




"When you receive you are actually a victim yourself, but when you share it you become a predator, a suspect and charged may be drawn up on you", Sgt. Loloita Rosser said. We're telling everyone to first notify Facebook, and then delete the files. Investigators received the explicit video earlier this week. "Law enforcement is already aware of this video and there is local and federal investigation centering on an area outside of New England".

Remember, sharing child pornography is a crime and may result in criminal charges.

Other departments issuing an advisory include Columbus Police, Georgia Police, and Chicago Police. Include the sender's screen name, but do NOT forward the content to others, including website administrators or law enforcement, as it could be considered distribution. Police warn you not to spread the video if it comes up in your social media feed.

Corporate headquarters discourages people from sharing the video at all.

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