Kenneth Cavanagh is objecting to a Facebook porn site.
Kenneth Cavanagh is objecting to a Facebook porn site. Robyne Cuerel

Chronicle's support sees porn gone

UPDATE: The Chronicle's decision to get behind a Fraser Coast father's protest for Facebook to close down a web page containing child pornography has been successful.

Searches today of the site that caused outcry among users of the popular social media site has revealed it has been terminated.

Hervey Bay man Kenneth Cavanagh said he was glad to see Facebook had taken notice of his fight against child pornography.

He said the victory, and the messages of support he received from around the world after setting up the protest site - no more kiddy porn please join - had buoyed his spirits.

Mr Cavanagh said he planned to continue his crusade against paedophiles and would continue to seek support from Facebook Users.

 

A FRASER Coast father has revealed his disgust at graphic content shown on a Facebook site which he says promotes child pornography.

The full-time Urangan carer said there were photos on the site of young girls in naked poses and others taken from underneath skirts.

Father of two Kenneth Cavanagh said the material was disgusting and Facebook should take more accountability for content posted by users.

"I am a father. I hate pedophiles. I always think that there should be a death sentence for them. I just hate pedophiles," Mr Cavanagh said.

"It's also the responsibility that Facebook should have, if you read through Facebook's rules and regulations, it breaks all those."

Facebook states on its website: "We have a strict 'no nudity or pornography' policy. Any content that is inappropriately sexual will be removed.

"To submit a report and help Facebook locate specific content, please find the report link that is nearest to the pornography."

The content of the site has led the Hervey Bay dad to begin what he termed a "worldwide protest" by setting up the Facebook account - No more kiddy porn please join.

Mr Cavanagh said he hoped his page would attract attention to help fight child pornography.

"If I can close this one site down it may show people that things can be done, that an everyday person can do something, speak up, and do something about pedophilia," he said.

"I know for a fact that it will never stop pedophilia completely but if we can do something to at least get this site closed it may help."

Mr Cavanagh said he had contacted Facebook and the Australian Federal Police for assistance.

The Chronicle also attempted to contact Facebook yesterday.

 


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