So what’s the Facebook cartoon profile pic news: Is this really to prevent child abuse? Is it a scheme by child predators trying to friend kids? Are the cartoon profile pictures being seen by inappropriate people? It’s time to set the record straight people, and the first thing you need to know is that it does NOT have to do with pedophilia.
Not sure how the rumor got started that it would be easier for child predators to friend people if they had cartoon characters as their Facebook profile pictures, but it’s not true. As one site pointed out, pedophiles don’t generally meet together to cook up some worldwide scheme.
And this campaign, which started in Greece and Cyprus, does not seem to really be connected to any “stop child abuse” campaign, either. That was just added later, so that people would be convinced to change their profile pic; they felt they were supporting a worthy cause.
In the end, they were – the whole thing took off quickly and became one of the biggest memes in recent memory. So smile at your profile pic and end your worries – you’re not supporting something seedy.
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