Thursday, December 17, 2015

I get a false tagging in someone's pornographic image on Facebook (for the first time)


There’s a first time for everything, and I guess that includes getting “tagged” on Facebook.

Today, after someone had been confirmed as a Friend, I got a bizarre email warning me that I had been tagged on a particular pornographic (adult, heterosexual) image.  Indeed, the image and post was in my timeline.  I wrote a comment “That’s not me, not even close.”  The item disappeared from my Timeline in about ten minutes, as well as from my Activity Log.

This was a case of tagging an image that was not one of me.  People are sometimes sensitive to the idea that real images can be tagged when they are photographed in certain places, like bars.

Here is Facebook’s Help Center entry that covers the issue.

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