There have been claims made against Facebook that they are to blame for the rise in STD rates – especially syphilis among social networking site users. Facebook has since come out and said that these claims are “ridiculous”, and does not have anything to do with the higher rates, reports IBT.
According to a recent report in the Guardian, Facebook do not believe anything from this report is true – suggesting that they are not more at blame than other media outlets, such as newspapers.
Teesside public health director, Professor Peter Kelly said that his staff has linked the high rate of certain sexually transmitted diseases to those who use Facebook, as it has become the prefect place for people to meet sex partners.
The social networking site believes that these reports have been over exaggerated, and people should not read much into it.