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FBI Sets up Fake Child Porn Links That if Clicked Trigger Armed Raids on Users

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posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:33 PM
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How far are we going? Below 13?




posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by chromatico
it's borderline impossible to click on a porn link by accident.


Search engines regularly have pornography ads and search items.

I have clicked on the ads on more than one occasion by accident. I was not intentionally looking for nudity, but I sure got it.

It is very easy to click a link by accident.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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I really never understood how I am expected to tell the difference between someone that is seventeen and someone that is eighteen unless I am able to ask for proof.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:34 PM
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Also, I presume the FBI would try to gather other evidence of guilt, such as files downloaded on your computer, your browser history, etc.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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I would argue that the kinds of people that look at preteen porn and worse are the kind the FBI would be targeting in this operation.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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If its live ask her.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:37 PM
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Is it actually illegal to click on a link, any link regardless of what it says?

If not then how can they prosecute someone if that link contained nothing but garbage?

I'm not defending someone who clicks on a link that says 'child porn', or whatever, but they are making clicking the link the crime, not what was download which was nothing but garbage.

Isn't it illegal to tempt people to commit crime? Even if they don't need tempting?



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:37 PM
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This is a very slippery slope. First it is child porn that is used for raids. The success of the project will be overwhelming. It will be expanded to other areas.

Next the FBI will imbed ads in sites like ATS to self-incriminate innocent civilians.

I can see this technology being abused from the beginning.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:39 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK
Isn't it illegal to tempt people to commit crime? Even if they don't need tempting?


Its called self-incrimination and is protected by the US Bill of Rights, Fifth amendment.

I do not have to admit I have done anything. I would be incriminating myself.

Same goes for something like this.

Its a sting operation on a nationwide scale. Pretty sickening.

Everyone is a criminal these days.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:39 PM
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Don't be ridiculous. Stings have been an important tool of law enforcement for at least several decades. The conviction rate would probably be far lower without them.


apc

posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by chromatico
Also, I presume the FBI would try to gather other evidence of guilt, such as files downloaded on your computer, your browser history, etc.

So it's cool if I get my door kicked in and my home raided because I accidentally clicked on something? As long as they don't find kiddie porn under my mattress I should have nothing to complain about? This type of apathetic garbage is why the fascist state is able to rise to such prevalence.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:46 PM
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It does sound Orwellian but we don't have all the details here. However, I think it's reasonable to assume that this FBI link wouldn't be common and would only appear for people out looking for illegal pornography, this would strengthen probable cause and also any potential court case.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:49 PM
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That's screwed up for one reason. I don't look at child porn, I find it disgusting in every imaginable way. But my browser has been re-directed to sites that amount to being just that. This is scary #.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:49 PM
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Most likely. The FBI would be snooping in places where child porn is passed between and placed the link there. Not on the top results of google or yahoo as the number one child porn site.
Click here--------> FBI's child porn site.


apc

posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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Me thinks you should read the article, chromatico.

You know what happens when you assume things. All they need is a foot in the door, precedent to be set. They seem to have that. It's all down hill from here.

[edit on 23-3-2008 by apc]



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by projectvxn
That's screwed up for one reason. I don't look at child porn, I find it disgusting in every imaginable way. But my browser has been re-directed to sites that amount to being just that. This is scary #.


Well it you are looking at porn and the ads start coming up at the screen and you trying to close them down but 2 more comes up for each one that is closed I suggest you turn if off and come back on afterwards. Thats my opinion and my personal experience.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:55 PM
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Dude, I read the article. One practically had to be begging for the most vile kiddie porn to spring the trap.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 06:59 PM
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so now we have thought police - charging you when you think about a crime

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so what next ; your own children spying on you and turning you in to be `vanished` for thinking or saying something politically incorrect?

[edit on 23/3/08 by Harlequin]



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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We can all agree that child porn is reprehensible, but this is pure entrapment.
What will this type of "law enforcement" lead too?
They are using false sites to lure the "criminals" and then they arrest them with no evidence other than the assumption that someone with that particular IP address accessed their site.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 07:03 PM
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Agreed, theres the possible a friend, relative, or stranger at your office or home could be doing it and you take the bullet.



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