Social Media Agency fishbat responds to the Growing Issue of Social Media Predators in Indonesia as Facebook Cracks Down on Illegal Activity

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According to an article published by Stuff.co.nz, Facebook is cracking down on illegal activity as reports of sexual predators and human trafficking in Indonesia are attributed to social media. Social media agency fishbat comments on the reports of social media predators as “irresponsible use of social media.”

On November 3rd, social media agency fishbat responds to an article published by Stuff.co.nz which reports that human trafficking and sexual predators have found a new hunting ground in social media. fishbat comments on the predator’s behavior as an “irresponsible use of social media.”

According to Stuff.co.nz, “So far this year, 27 of the 129 children reported missing to Indonesia's National Commission for Child Protection are believed to have been abducted after meeting their captors on Facebook, said the group's chairman, Arist Merdeka Sirait. One of those befriended on the social media site has been found dead.”

Stuff.co.nz reported that “In the month since the Depok girl was found near a bus terminal September 30, there have been at least seven reports of young girls in Indonesia being abducted by people they met on Facebook. Although no solid data exists, police and aid groups that work on trafficking issues say it seems to be a particularly big problem in the Southeast Asian archipelago.”

“Social media was meant to bring people together. Unfortunately, Facebook has corrupted individuals using this platform for their own agendas. It is up to the user to protect themselves from suspected dangers when using social media,” comments Sida Li, fishbat VP of Internal Operations.

The article states that “Facebook says its investigators regularly review content on the site and work with authorities, including Interpol, to combat illegal activity. It also has employees around the world tasked with cracking down on people who attempt to use the site for human trafficking.”

fishbat applauds Facebook for standing up to this irresponsible use of social media,” comments Li. “Facebook protects its users and that says a lot to marketing firms everywhere.”

fishbat, Inc. is a full service social media agency. With social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat strives as a marketing company to raise awareness when it comes to your brand and strengthen your corporate image.
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