Charlotte Fielder (pictured), who was born without a hand, discovered that her Facebook image has been used on pornographic sites.
Fielder warns of amputee devotees, who are sexually attracted to people without limbs. She says, these deviants often scour Facebook in search of amputee images, so that they can place them on their pornographic websites.
The 47-year-old, Windsor, U.K. woman, who joined Facebook in 2008, uses the social media site to help people like herself, who are trying to cope with their disability.
After Fielder signed up on Facebook, she stumbled upon her Facebook profile image on a pornography site marketed to those who are attracted to amputees.
Although she was fully clothed, the salacious comments that were made by these devotees angered her. She has made numerous attempts to block these types of degenerates from her Facebook account but they just keep coming back, oftentimes disguising themselves as fellow amputees requesting her friendship.
Fielder’s greatest fear is that these perverts could target younger amputees, who might be in the infant stages of trying to deal with their disability.
I’m a 47-year-old woman but younger girls aren’t aware. These men are out there, they lie and pretend to be limb deficient to make friends with people. Teenagers with limb deficiencies have enough issues. It’d be like growing up with the biggest spot in the world on your nose. When I was young I’d always keep my stump in my pocket.
Facebook responded to the BBC by stating that its current policy stands: someone should only add the people they know as friends to their account. The company also contends that everyone has adjustable privacy settings which can prevent the copying of images.
Readers, what steps do you think Fielder ought to take?