Social network content controls are becoming increasingly strict to avoid uploading content that is illegal or, in any case, not suitable for everyone. Facebook recently implemented a pop-up that, after entering the word “loli” in the search bar, warns the user that this term may be associated with abuse.

After the account protection program Facebook Protect, which debuted on the social network last December Mark Zuckerberg, here is now a new protection popup for the content users are looking for. The word “loli”, which is mainly used to denote girls with very childlike features of Japanese anime, is recognized by Facebook as a possible search for related content child abuse.

The message that appears in the popup when you search for the word “loli“, as we can see in the picture at the bottom of the message is the following:”We believe your research may be linked to child abuse. Child abuse or showing sexual images or videos of children can result in imprisonment and other serious personal consequences. The sexual exploitation of minors causes serious harm to minors. Searching for and displaying offensive and exploitative material makes this damage worse. Exist Organizations that can provide help and support if you have these kinds of sexual thoughts. If you notice similar activity on Facebook, please report it to us and law enforcement. If you have ever been a victim of this abuse in the past, please contact a hotline, friend or adult you trust for assistance.

A message of support for anyone who may have had thoughts of child abuse when searching for the word “loli”. There also follow two buttons, each written “Learn how to submit a report” And “Get help and support“. Clicking on the first one thatProcedure to follow in case of viewing child abuse content on Facebookwhile clicking the second provides several links for specific help regarding child abuse thoughts the user may have had.

Seems a bit of an exaggeration to associate the search for the word “loli” but not so misleading as it is only associated with anime content involving child abuse. However, Facebook is trying to be an increasingly safe place for every useralso offers psychological support services.

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