Numerous terminologies originally spread mainly in the circles of fans of anime, manga, media in general from Japan, in recent years have had the opportunity to also spread to the West: think in terms like loli, hentai, waifu, kawaii, and so on. These are terms that are commonly used on the Internet even by those who do not have a strong connection to this world, as they have now become a common aspect of “web slang”.
However, among these words is still considered today what defines “loli” (and the implications that concern it). a kind of taboo within one’s vocabulary, as it is often used to indicate strictly minor subjects with extremely childish features, represented most often in a way that is often considered excessively “sexualizing” or intended exclusively for meet particular and disturbing fetishes.
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As if the extremely opposing views on the use of the term “loli” in the West were not enough, now even social media has decided to categorize it as something decidedly negative, and that could even lead to serious repercussions if you go looking for it on online platforms. Evidence of this emerged recently on Facebook, after a user went to type and search for “loli” in the search bar.
Social Media Against Young Anime Girls (Loli)
A user recently discovered a warning that appears on Facebook if you search for the word “loli” in searches on the popular social network. If you are wondering, once the search has started, the site will be sent quickly a warning on the screen, asking:
“Are you sure you want to continue? The term you investigated is sometimes associated with child sexual abuse, which causes extreme harm to children. If you have sexual thoughts toward children, there are organizations that can help you.”
If you want to further prove this radical social position, you can check the box “Assistance” when asked if you are sure you want to continue the search. If you decide to do so, the platform will take you to an external section where several recommendations are made:
“If you are concerned about your sexual thoughts about children and young people, or about another person’s behavior (such as friends or family), there are organizations that can offer support to people who need help addressing those feelings and needs.
Remember that it can be a crime to produce, own or share photos and videos of children who are being abused or sexually exploited. And it also goes against the Terms of Service and Facebook community standards. You can learn how to report child exploitation images on Facebook. If you are having difficulty, please contact the helpline for support for you or a friend. “
In addition to asking for help, however, there is also a button that should do so allows you to continue searching for “loli”: Facebook in this case does not stop to say that it is a problematic term, warning like this:
“Watching sex images or videos with children can lead to imprisonment or other serious personal consequences. Those involved in this type of content can be removed from Facebook and reported to the authorities.”
However, you can click “continue” again and you’ll finally see results (though probably limited). Facebook is not the only social network that prevents search: also Pinteresta popular site for photo and illustration content, check out this warning message in case you search for this word, explaining how violates its community guidelinesand asking (as Facebook does) to report this type of content on the platform.
In addition, some users also report that the “loli” tag has long been unusable on sites with explicit content such as e-hentai, as searching with that word would not yield results. Actually, the tag still exists, but you need to use different combinations such as author names or tags that often revolve around it.