Investigation launched after semi-naked pictures posted on ‘Dundee Whores’ Facebook page
TAYSIDE Police have launched an investigation after dozens of pictures of semi-naked women and girls — some believed to be as young as 14 — were posted on a popular social networking site.
• More than 1000 people had joined a Facebook page claiming to depict ‘Dundee’s best’ before it was shut down
• Tayside Police are making enquiries into the matter, which sparked an angry backlash from some of the women pictured on the site
The Facebook page - “Dundee Whores” - was removed from the site yesterday after the social networking site was contacted about the “shocking” images.
More than 1000 people had already joined the Facebook page, claiming to depict “Dundee’s best,” before it was shut down.
A number of photographs showed young women in revealing lingerie while some women were topless. Each image on the site was accompanied by a name and often a mobile telephone number.
The photographs sparked an angry backlash. One woman, pictured on the webpage, wrote: “Remove this pic. I am not a whore.” And the mother of a young Dundee model, pictured wearing a blouse unbuttoned to her naval, posted: “Get this photo off here. My daughter is not a whore.”
A spokeswoman for Tayside Police said: “We are aware of the page and that it was closed down. We are making enquiries into the matter.”
A spokesman for Facebook said: “The page was removed yesterday.”
He continued: “Nothing is more important to Facebook than the safety and security of the people who use the site. Unfortunately, one person determined to harass another will find ways to do so, both online and offline. On Facebook there are a number of measures people can use to stay safe. We encourage people to use our reporting tools, accessible across the entire site, to report content or behaviour which makes them uncomfortable, and visit our Family Safety Centre at Facebook.com/safety, which contains tips about how to use Facebook as safely as possible. Facebook operates a real name policy to ensure people are accountable for their behaviour and the content they share.”
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