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Facebook users might be used to the brief surveys that pop up from time to time on their pages, usually asking for feedback on an advertisement or some other aspect of the site’s design.

But one recent survey from the social media giant left many users baffled. At issue was what appears to have been a brief, now-shuttered survey asking users what kind of content they think should be allowed on Facebook.

One of the questions? Whether it was acceptable for an adult man to send a message to a 14-year-old asking for sexual pictures.

“There are a wide range of topics and behaviours that appear on Facebook,” a question began. “In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook’s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures.” Never miss a local story.

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