So that’s why Aussie men love Facebook
Summary of story from the news.com.au, May 18, 2011
A men-only Facebook group in Australia has come under fire for encouraging members to post risque pictures of women without their knowledge or consent.
The 8000 members already signed up to the group allegedly include players from the Australian Football League (AFL).
Named the “Brocial Network”, members of the invitation-only group (known as Bros) have to follow a “Brocial Code”, which sets out a list of rules that must be followed to remain a member and access the page.
Members are encouraged to browse through the Facebook pages of their female friends for lingerie and swimwear photographs, or “those that reveal a little too much”.
Once the photos are uploaded, the women’s names and links to their personal Facebook pages are also posted.
Members are disqualified from the group if they do not upload photos within a week of being added.
The creator of the Brocial Network is called “King Brocial”.
One young woman, Jade, has been a victim of the Brocial Network, with holiday images of her with her friends being posted on Facebook without their consent.
”I think it’s just perverted and disgusting and wrong … it’s wrong that they can take photos of innocent women who have no idea that these photos are being used on a public site where men can just go [look at] whenever they like,” she said.
The questionable activities of this group have renewed demands for regulation of social media, as there are currently no privacy laws governing the sharing of private images on websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
WVoN co-editor’s comment: Perhaps these men should get together and live in a frat house somewhere? On the moon perhaps ?