Facebook has deleted the account of a toddler whose mother and grandmother both claimed that the child had abused them.
The account was deleted last month, but not before an Australian-based social media company alerted police that the toddler was not the same child who had previously been identified by his mother.
The mother, whose name was not revealed to the child’s family, had posted the story to Facebook on December 5, 2017.
The toddler’s mother was also the primary contact with Facebook for several months before her account was terminated, and was interviewed by police in December.
Facebook says that it removed the account because it had been deleted by an administrator in the US, but the mother had never been contacted by Facebook or investigated by police.
The deleted account was then posted on the mother’s profile and was shared with her by friends and family.
The grandmother also reported her son to police.
Facebook said it had removed the accounts of other children whose mother claimed that they were abused.
“We take these matters very seriously and have taken appropriate action to remove inappropriate content,” Facebook said in a statement.
“Facebook will work closely with the Australian police to determine whether the account is in fact removed.
We also encourage all parents and grandparents to share their concerns about their children to help protect children from abuse.”
Facebook’s statement also said that “the deletion of this account has not impacted the safety of our community, and we will continue to investigate and remove accounts when appropriate.”
The Australian National Cybercrime Centre told The Independent that the case had been referred to the Federal Police.
“There is currently no evidence to suggest that this is related to any child abuse,” it said.
Facebook’s response to the grandmother’s account was released under the Freedom of Information Act, which was passed in February 2016 to require that companies release information about their processes and actions to protect children.
“In this case, we are also working closely with our law enforcement partners and have already reviewed the content of the account to ensure it complies with Australian law,” the company said.
Facebook said that it was not aware of any instances in which the account was used to harass or harass children. “
The Australian National Crime Authority is aware of the matter and is investigating.”
Facebook said that it was not aware of any instances in which the account was used to harass or harass children.
It also said it was investigating the grandmother and other accounts that may have been used to abuse children.
Facebook has been criticised in recent years for not acting to tackle abuse of children online.
Last year, an investigation into whether the company was taking a stand against child sexual exploitation was suspended after the Australian Federal Police said it “could not confirm” that Facebook had taken action against an account that allegedly “promoted child sexual abuse”.