WED MAY 02, 2018 | POSTED IN: SPORTS | SOURCE
Major League Baseball issued a statement indicating the league is aware of porn bots spamming game broadcasts on Facebook Live and vowed to institute “proper safeguards” to deal with how the tawdry, adult-entertainment-oriented messages are infiltrating the comments.
Last week, The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan took note of how some porn bots had infiltrated the thread during the Facebook Live stream of the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies.
There seems to be a porn bot in the chat of the Facebook Live broadcast of this game.Buchanan has since reached out to Major League Baseball and Facebook, with both outfits issuing statements on the matter, as chronicled by Big League Stew.
“This is a concern and we are working with Facebook to ensure the proper safeguards are in place,” an MLB spokesperson told The Athletic.
A Facebook spokesperson vowed a specific line of attack to eliminate the scourge.
“There is no place for activity such as this during these MLB broadcasts. These comments were posted by inauthentic accounts, which are not allowed on our platform. We have deleted these accounts and are working to prevent this type of abuse from occurring again.”
Fans who elect to take in a ballgame on Facebook Live ought to feel that such instances of porn-bot spamming will not be part of the experience. That said, it’s hardly uncommon for these kind of things to occur.
While Major League Baseball and Facebook presumably will do their very best to eradicate such spamming, it will be interesting to see how effective their combined efforts will be on the issue. Without having much expertise in the machinations of dealing with such issues, is it not possible that with every inauthentic account deleted another one will invariably take its place?