Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Facebook users to not share video of child pornography

Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Facebook users to not share video of child pornography

Police across the country were warning social media users to ignore an image or video of child pornography being shared across the platforms.

Many people are sharing the video in hopes of identifying the man shown abusing the child.

Those who do see the video are asked to report it to police and delete the video if possible.

Law enforcement have said that they believe the video may have originated in Alabama and detectives are looking into that lead, AJC reported.

"When you receive you are actually a victim yourself, but when you share it you become a predator, a suspect and charged may be drawn up on you", Sgt. Loloita Rosser said.

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The Kent County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating the matter. Do not send the video to KCBD or share it at all.

Sharing the video would be disseminating child porn, a crime.

Federal and state officials say they are conducting a very aggressive investigation into the content.

Deputies are investigating a pornographic video making the rounds on social media. Multiple law enforcement agencies are saying that the message depicts a real crime, but it should not be shared. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, social media users began contacting authorities "regularly" to report the video Friday night.

The FBI encourages parents to educate young people on the essentials of online security in an effort to help protect them from child predators and other dangers on the Internet.

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