Facebook threatens to sue Daily Mail over paedophile story | Media | guardian.co.uk

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Facebook is threatening legal action against the Daily Mail amid a dispute over the headline of a front page story that named the social networking website in the context of a story about a paedophile gang operating in Devon.

Friday’s Mail splashed with the headline “How many more victims of Facebook sex gang?”, after parents of 16,000 pupils in Torbay were warned of an ongoing “complex child abuse investigation” that may involve 20 or more victims in the area.

That prompted an angry reaction from Facebook, which said there was no evidence to support the allegation that the social networking site was used to facilitate the sexual exploitation of children in this case.

via Facebook threatens to sue Daily Mail over paedophile story | Media | guardian.co.uk.

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