Facebook's software likewise depends on relationship analysis and archives of real chats that preceded sex assaults, Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan told Reuters in the company's most expansive comments on the subject to date.
Like most of its peers, Facebook generally avoids discussing its safety practices to discourage scare stories, because it doesn't catch many wrongdoers, and to sidestep privacy concerns.
The alleged predator has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of soliciting a minor.
Spotting Nosy and Predatory Chatters Staying Safe Reporting bad behavior in chat rooms Community Q&A The internet is a place to make new friends. However, you have to be careful and observe carefully to what is being said.
After a while, you can recognize if someone is lying or is really becoming a friend.
Another pillar in Facebook's strategy is to limit how those under 18 can interact on the site and to make it harder for adults to find them.
Minors don't show up in public searches, only friends of friends can send them Facebook messages, and only friends can chat with them.