(WICHITA, Kan.) — Out of the near-billion users of Facebook, a few are there to connect with people who they should not be connecting with. That's why the social network will be monitoring for potentially criminal activity between users, like if a child is solicited for sex.
"That's where the majority of people are and unfortunately if there's a bad guy who's looking for a child victim they're going to go where the children are," explained Sergeant Chester Pinkston of the Exploited and Missing Child Unit.
He says the majority of cases the EMCU gets are about activity on social networks, and in some cases the reports are made by the websites.
"Parents can't always see wach and every time that their child gets online and they don't always know each and every person their child may have contact with on those sites."