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Child Pornography May Have Gone Viral On Facebook

According to one source, by 9 p.m. Thursday night, a pornographic video of an infant had over 16,000 shares. NSFW language.

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Even more problematic, users then began uploading screenshots of the video to twitter, seemingly to alert other users about the dangerous content.

UPDATE: A spokesman for Facebook has issued a statement

"Nothing is more important to Facebook than the safety of the people that use our site, and this material has no place on Facebook... 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."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Ryan Broderick at ryan@buzzfeed.com.

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