FBI Warns Facebook Users Not To Share Viral VIdeo

The FBI and local law enforcement officials across the country are warning Facebook users not to share a disturbing video that's been making the rounds over the past week. The video depicts an adult sexually abusing a child, and is legally considered child pornography - which is illegal both to watch and to share.

Strangely, people are sharing the video online purport to have good intentions: The video has been widely shared as part of an online crusade to hold the adult in the film accountable.

But law enforcement officials are reminding them that - no matter their intentions - this behavior is still a crime.

Facebook's communications department has also issued a warning of its own.

"The sharing of child exploitative images – regardless of intention – is harmful and illegal," Facebook's media team said in a statement.

We have turned off KSAT-12's ability to receive messages on Facebook due to the viral spread of the video and have instructed our news team to do the same with their own fan pages.

Law enforcement officials across the country are reaching out to their local media stations to get the word out.

"If you saved it, if you posted it to your page, if you sent it to someone else," Tim Gann, Madison County Chief Trial Attorney explained told a local TV station. “you’re disseminating child porn and that’s a felony. If you are in possession of it, no matter your good intentions, that is also a felony. So, in this case, it’s very disturbing that people feel like it’s ok to post something awful happening to a child on social media.”

In New York State, the Polk County Sheriff's Office says people have been flooding their inboxes for weeks now with a video they say is too disturbing to even describe.

"PLEASE DO NOT SHARE those images or video," said the Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a message posted to their Facebook page. "Images and video depicting the sexual abuse of a child are pornography. Sharing them, even if your intent is to help, is a crime and continues to victimize the child."

As Gann explains, every time the video is shared, the child depicted in it is victimized again.

 

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But above all, law enforcement officials have been stunned by the video's spread.

"We can not have child pornography going viral,” said Jay Town, the US attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

Unfortunately, it appears to be too late for that.

 

Comments

Pinto Currency Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:54 Permalink

read: if you share evidence of Comey, Hillary, Soros, Bush or any other deep state operatives abusing children, then you will be charged.

The FBI will choose not to charge Comey, Hillary, Soros or Bush - but you for sure will be toast.

BTW Comey, HOWDY DOODY.

PT eforce Tue, 02/06/2018 - 07:31 Permalink

The correct procedure is that if you have evidence of a crime then you present it to the police so they can catch the criminals and prevent more crime.

If the police refuse to follow the leads, arrest the criminals and bring them to trial then you present the evidence to the general public so they can follow the leads, identify the criminals, present the evidence to the police, the politicians, the media and the rest of the public so SOMEONE/s can apprehend the criminals and prevent further crime.  Then the public must also follow up on the police, the media and the politicians and find out why they were intent on covering up a crime and allowing the criminals to go unpunished.

CP is evidence of a crime.  So why is the FBI demonstrably more interested in covering up evidence of a crime than catching the criminals and bringing them to justice?  What is an accessory?  If the FBI demonstrably refuses to get its priorities in order then someone must call them to account.

Why is the FBI intent on punishing / silencing the whistle-blowers?  Why are they not following up the original crime?

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gregga777 Pinto Currency Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:06 Permalink

The "Streisand Effect" will guarantee that the video gets even more viewers. By the way, the FBI (Feral Bureau of Weasels) let That Olympics doctor continue sexually assaulting young girls for more than a year after it was initially reported to them. But, hey! The Weasels had far, far more important work to do. Like overthrowing President Donald J. Trump in an (obviously illegal and Unconstitutional) coup d'etat. 

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verumcuibono Pinto Currency Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:31 Permalink

I posted this to another article but sharing here because I hope everyone will read it. For those of you who were successfully misdirected by MSM's lies and propaganda for what pizzagate was REALLY about--it's this:

One component that enables these pedo crimes is that they're almost always CIA organized, driven and controlled and this is why pedo porn is a BILLION dollar industry, still, in 2018. The dark web was created by CIA primarily to support the drug/pedo economy.

Here is CIA whistleblower Kiriakou talking about how CIA supplied children to sources they were trying to get info from. I'm sure it's not the whole story--no one is ever really "ex-CIA" but it verifies a bunch of other claims about this:  http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2018/01/cia-agent-says-agency-supplies-…

This also relevant because of the Nassar crimes on 250+ gymnasts, which is all over the news lately and I suspect a much darker connection to either production of porn products or other trafficking mechanisms. But even more tragic is the Sandusky and Second Mile connections to criminal systems involving child protective services-type agencies and orgs that feed these pedophiles victims. I suspect the same was happening with Nassar and if not, it was still a 20 year cover up that happens only with a well-crafted pedo crime system.

Please read more:

https://www.zerohedge.com/comment/11125525#comment-11125525
 

 

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BabaLooey medium giraffe Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:04 Permalink

No way anyone gets to see the "Weiner Files" - NOR the THOUSANDS of treasonous emails....

Oh no....not even ANYTHING from the ....anywhere....

"It's Classified"  - standard stock retort from most all of these cunts....

Never mind that the FBI OWNS the vast majority of child porn - and KEEPS it....for "evidence"...LONG after Inmate Perv is in stir....

The official statement is they "use" to catch pervs.....but to possess thousands of images to do so? 

..................yeah.

 I knew a guy that was in federal prison. Said the vast majority of federal corrections workers stared at porn all day on their government PC's.........

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DuneCreature Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:56 Permalink

~~~))) ... Crooks, Pedos, Psychopaths And FBI Control Files ...(((~~~

Someone just run over here and hit me in the head with a hammer, a metal chair or maybe a handy cinder block,........please, I beg you, put me out of my misery.

Please, please just be sure to finish the job. .. Take my pulse. ... Wait a minute or two and hit me again if I even twitch. ... If I start to snore, find a pillow, but it on my face and sit on top. .... When you can't hear anymore muffled gasping count to a thousand and then jump up and down on my head and use the cinder block a few more times just for good measure. ....

Why am I readily jump off a bridge or be pushed in front of a bus?

Because I don't want to live in a country run by pure idiots, baby eating witches and policed by winged monkeys building Control Files on everyone. ... Yes, everyone. ... And especially everyone with any influence inside of the Washington DC beltway.

Understand this fact. ....... The FBI has a magic pass to collect ANY kind of information on anyone they want. .. If someone applies for employment in dot gov the FBI is the agency who vets them. .. Checks their background. .. Dissects their life history. ... You sign away your rights to privacy on your dot gov job application. They visit your neighbors and relatives and quiz them about your past behavior. They also have access to ALL of your personal records. .. Criminal, medical, school transcripts and notations (some you never get to see), mental health, military, civil, phone calls (NSA), mail (USPS) and your hairdresser appointments and rumors thereof.

They can see everything because you've given them permission.

Now, understand that the FBI can and does collect the same dossier of info on ANYONE they want. .. If you hit the FBI radar, they are all over your private records like a pair of extra tight yoga pants and rifling through your bank account records like Harvey Weinstein gropes tipsy young starlets in his office.

The FBI just goes to any party they feel like, flip out a badge, and your banker, doctor, shrink, favorite masseuse, bartender, baby sitter or bookie coughs up anything they want.

What is the FBI doing collecting all of this information (dirt)? .......... Building a fat Control File on persons of interest. ....... A long tradition started by FBI director J. Edgar Hoover ( At least two US Presidents considered Hoover a common blackmail artist).

The secretive, twisted FBI is basically the American Stasi.

Terrorism is the cover for this secret illegal activity and blackmail (or control) is the ultimate objective.

National Security Letters are the 'gag order' they use to keep all this Control File building hushed up and behind the veil.

If the right person wants a few control files on an adversary (or 100) all she or he has to do is strike a deal and the weasels at the FBI cough them up. ..... The only control file that isn't on the table is the control file on the person they are selling all the other control files to.

Killary demanded some 400 + 'control files' (background checks) from the FBI as the Fist Lady and Billy Bob backed her demands in a caper the came to be known as Filegate.

That's how Killary and Billy Bob Rapist manages to steal billions using the Clinton Satan Foundation and no one in DC wants to even acknowledge the blatant thieving. ..... It's like Killary is Invisible Mob Ma.

Apparently the FBI isn't interested in a major theft in progress. They are too busy building Control Files for fun and profit.

The only thing they can't control are the 'out-of-control' length of my ZH spews about Control Files. ...... Now you know about Control Files too. ........... Did you bring a big hammer like I asked?

Live Hard, He Who Controls The FBI Control Files, Controls The Country With Blackmail, Bullying And Intimidation, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

DuneCreature Alananda Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:33 Permalink

Sure thing, Mr. Alan.

Live Hard, Stay Tuned,......I'm Not Dead Yet And I'm Not Done With The Evil Cretins Either. .... The Hammer Thing (Not To be Confused With THE HAMMER, ...That HAMMER Isn't Very Funny At All! ) Was Just For Dramatic Effect and Twisted Trenches Giggles, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

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Twee Surgeon DuneCreature Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:29 Permalink

They had a file on Earnest Hemingway back in the late 1930's as a Premature Anti-Fascist as he volunteered to be an Ambulance driver, I think Hemingway was batting for the Spanish nationalists. I'm not sure if the Commies were in that gig, probably were and it could be that a rich kid from Chicago was a mega lefty, so in that light, a file might make sense, kind of.

Premature Anti-Fascist kind of means He despised Corporate undemocratic douchebaggery, but to soon. They seem to have had their noses in a lot of strange places for a very long time. I thought they were about 'Fighting Crime' but apparently that's just a cover or something. It all seems very...Un-American.

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DuneCreature Twee Surgeon Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:46 Permalink

Interesting, TS.

Ernest was a real character alright. ... Sometime after the present skirmishes die down some I need to read up on his life and saga.

Live Hard, The Dude Liked To Go Deep Sea Fishing, Make People Think Deep And Drink Semi-Close To Excess So I Figure He And I Could Have Had Some Interesting Adventures In Deep Semi-Close Proximity, Die Free

~ DC v8.8

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verumcuibono Ms No Tue, 02/06/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

Just a sampler:

A few yrs ago child porn was "found" on 5000+ Pentagon computers and 400+ NASA computers. (these stories never seem to make it to CNN but can often be found on cya iReport)  http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1184433

NASA diddlers  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3184951/NASA-employees-caught-b…

The Sickening Child Porn Crisis Infecting U.S. Government Agencie https://wearechange.org/charles-c-johnson-story-gay-dc-pedophile-ring-2…

Both DEA and Secret Service had underage prostitute scandals in 2015 and 2012 respectively - SS scandal was hidden from MSM until after election http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/18/secret-service-sex-scandal-were…- prostitutes-involved.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/report-dea-agent…- parties-with-prostitutes-hired-by-drug-cartels/2015/03/26/adb2d53e- d3bd-11e4-8fce-3941fc548f1c_story.html

CIA nixed oversight hearing  https://archive.is/YFlnw http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/14/intel-panel-nixes-briefing-o…- russian-interference-in-us-election-after-resistance.html

Sex rings in DC predate Franklin case   http://www.nytimes.com/1982/07/27/nyregion/boy-sex-rings-said-to-peddle…- to-foreign-agents.html http://www.newsfollowup.com/israel_call_boys_blackmail_politicians.htm

 

 

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Road Hazard Mon, 02/05/2018 - 23:01 Permalink

YEAH! Only the US government (and deep state members) can share child porn, not you peons! Don't you have a super bowl to celebrate? ISIS! BLM! Kardashians! #PUSSYGATE! Look at this shiny object over here!

The USG has cornered the market on child porn and business is good. Just like the drug trade........they hate competition! I also love how the gestapo smashes in the faces of ordinary citizens involved in child porn (rightfully so) but the NSA, monitoring EVERYTHING in the world, can't ever seem to catch powerful politicians or deep state members pedaling this garbage. Weird, eh?