Admins of the UK-based 18+ Facebook Group , which boasts more than 1,500 members, host explicit photo-sharing sessions every Wednesday during a “happy hour” where users are urged: “Have fun you filthy f********.” Entitled “UK sexy Singles Come and Mingle”, the group initially seems like an innocent place for single people across Britain to meet others. On the page its description reads:
“Hello and welcome to UK Singles laughter and love house 21+. “A place to have fun, flirt, banter, chat, enjoy games, make friends and maybe find that special some we’re all looking for!! We’re a friendly bunch and welcome all new members. Please post an introduction when you join so people can interact with you. Join in and have fun.”
However one insider has told how while the group advertises itself as a place for people to meet and begin meaningful relationships, the group is actually a “non-stop stream of porn which anyone can join”. The insider added:
“I joined the group with a blank profile, no picture, no nothing. You have to request to join, but they do not do any checks at all.
“I just wanted to take a look around and see what it was about, but it was very explicit. “Then over the last three weeks they have introduced this ‘Happy Hour’, where everyone is told to share pictures of themselves unclad or hardly wearing anything.
“There’s men posting pictures of their member, women doing similar. It doesn’t end. “It’s horrific that people can just make something that just resembles porn and nothing is done about it.”
The group member decided to speak out against the group when he became aware that young teenagers were involved. Members of the group had been playing a game in which they post a picture of themselves and then others have to guess how old they are. Eventually one member admitted they were only 16, and was removed by admins. The insider said: “I have a 12-year-old cousin who has Facebook.
“They could sign up for this for all they care and see all that. “This could be used by predators, people looking for revenge porn, anything. “Facebook took down a few of the images when people complained, but hardly any of them.”
The Sun Online has approached three admins in the group for comment. None of them have responded. A spokesman for Facebook said:
“We want people to have a positive experience on Facebook which is why we have easy ways for our community to report content and profiles that they find upsetting or they feel break our Community Standards.
“After The Sun brought this group and related images to our attention, we investigated and found that the images have already been removed from this group.
“It is our policy that we restrict the display of nudity because some audiences within our global community may be sensitive to this type of content – particularly because of their cultural background or age.”