Thiruvananthapuram: Police are probing a case of misuse of social media after a complaint was registered with them against a Facebook page which had photographs of children with ‘vulgar and sexually explicit’ comments on it, a Cyber Cell official said today.
Following the complaint last month, police informed Facebook authorities and the profile page pointed out by the complainant was removed. It was also found that the user ID was located in Saudi Arabia, the senior official said.
A couple who noticed the Facebook page, lodged a complaint with the Cyber Cell on March 24 after discovering photographs of children from various profiles were being uploaded with ‘vulgar and sexually explicit comments’, and that they were also ‘liked’ by some people, according to the complaint.
Police said they are investigating the matter.
According to the complainants, finding the pictures of underaged children and the disgusting comments were shocking as it could be misused by child porn pages. The comments were both in English and Malayalam and had sexual undertones.
‘We decided to file the complaint with screen shots of the page,’ they said.