15,000 people spread across the globe ensure that Facebook's moderators for that no write abusive or derogatory comments or put nudes up on the giant social network.
One of the many moderators were in a period of six months last year, Danish Mads Dinesen, who is also known as Champagnedrengen.
He was in 2014, sentenced to two and a half years in prison for fraud and forgery of 34,6 million dollars. After the execution of the judgment, he moved with his girlfriend to Berlin.
In July last year he was in Berlin working in the company Arvato, there is a Facebook partner and is responsible for moderating the Facebook content in several countries.
Thus was the former bedrageridømte dane access to an almost infinite number of personal data from Facebook.
among other things He has seen pictures of topless girls, which has been put up in closed groups, and he knows which politicians are scrambling to notify other politicians postings as inappropriate.
But information of the kind should a bedrageridømt not get access to, says the it security expert.
- If a criminal gets access to what happens behind Facebook, he will soon be inspired by how one can misuse it. It is simply too tempting, says Peter Kruse, co-founder of security company CSIS, to BT, who have visited Mads Dinesen in Berlin.
Peter Kruse mentions as an example that the topless images can be used for blackmail.
the 27-year-old Mads Dinesen protests, however, to Ekstra Bladet, that it should not be possible to misuse the information.
- You can basically not take things with out derindefra. We may not have cell phones with at work, and you put a usb connector in your computer, the security department with the same to know which computer is talking about, says Mads Dinesen to Ekstra Bladet.
- It is very limited in what you can abuse derindefra. It makes no sense to take the job in order to get their hands on sensitive information, which you can abuse. If you want to abuse a driver's license, a debit card or something like that, you can much easier just to buy it for little money on the darknet.
Mads Dinesen stopped as a moderator in december after mutual agreement with Arvato, because he had searched on the word 'spy cam' on his work computer. He would film the department's work with the hidden camera to document how wide Facebook's censorship is.
Facebook: It is an error
Was Facebook's guidelines for their collaborations with external companies have been complied with, had Mads Dinesen't got a job at Arvato.
As the office is in Germany, he was only asked to show a German record. It is clean, whereas his Danish is tainted.
'We have a close cooperation with our partners and have developed a number of requirements for their recruitment of indholdsmoderatorer, including checks of criminal records. As we employ people with many different native languages, we require that these background checks takes into account his or her levnedsforløb and any move across borders,' writes Facebook's nordic head of communications Peter Münster for the BT and add:
'We are in dialogue with all our partners to prevent a similar situation from happening again.'