Every male on Facebook has experienced this phenomenon:
An attractive woman in a sexy pose asks you to be friends. If you click through, she says that she and her friends have formed a WhatsApp group for women who want sex, and she invites you to join.
It’s an obvious scam. It’s trivially easy to spot. But if you report the person, nothing happens. It doesn’t violate Facebook’s terms of service, apparently.
I got one of these recently that was a little different. Here’s how it looked:
Can you believe that Facebook allows redheads to solicit men on its platform?
Moderation is impossible
Just kidding. I’m fine with redheads. But if Facebook really wants to be a family-friendly place, how hard would it be to screen out people who are literally offering “prostitution services”?
Artificial intelligence could catch this. These “women” are obvious. They have only a few picture posts, very few friends, their friend requests are going out to people who they don’t know and have no connection with, and their main post is a solicitation to join a group for sex. And they don’t exist outside facebook (“Lilly Cole Kenia” is not a real person, at least as far as Web searches are concerned.)
Really, how hard is that?
Please share this with your local congressperson who would like an excuse to to crush Facebook through regulation — as proof that, regardless of what they say, they don’t give a crap about fairness, “family-friendly” spaces, misinformation, or anything else but continuing as they have.