Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Facebook refused to remove child porn and ISIS videos, even after users had flagged them, according to Britain's The Times.

"Last month The Times created a fake profile on Facebook to investigate extremist content," Alexi Mostrous, the paper's head of investigations reported Thursday. "It did not take long to come across dozens of objectionable images posted by a mix of jihadists and those with a sexual interest in children."

Mostrous reported that a Times reporter posed as an IT professional in his thirties, befriended more than 100 supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS), and joined groups promoting lewd or pornographic images of children. He then "flagged" many of the images and ISIS videos.

According to the report, Facebook kept the images and videos up until The Times made a press inquiry. Read more here: Facebook Refuses to Remove Flagged Child Pornography, ISIS Videos