Facebook Shuts Down “The Most Beautiful Teen in the World” Page Over Security Concerns
A Facebook page that allowed teenage girls and boys to submit their photos for the “The Most Beautiful Teen in the World” has been removed from the social network after security experts and parents became outraged with the pages content and lack of controls.
In a statement on Wednesday Facebook wrote:
“We do not tolerate bullying and take action on content reported to us which we categorize as such.”
Almost immediately after the page went live Teens began sending in hundreds of pictures of themselves to an event organizer who did not identify themselves.
Photos of boys and girls were often-provocative, showing boys with shirts off and girls wearing tiny two-piece bikinis.
Submitted pictures were then open for Facebook comments that led to such mean words as “I would not touch with a ten-foot pole” and “her nose is too big.”
The program isn’t the first of its kind and security experts warn that online predators use such contests found all over the web to fine victims.
One of the biggest concerns was that the page was open to anyone which means you didn’t have to “like” the page or “friend” the publisher in order to gain access to thousands of pictures sent in my teenage boys and girls.
Not surprisingly the unidentified creator of “The Most Beautiful Teen in the World” page has not come forward to speak about the pages closure.
Do you think Facebook officials responded in an appropriate manner by closing down the teenage picture repository?