The private identification being summoned by the website from its users include copies of their driver's license, state-issued ID cards, passports, military cards, photo IDs, etc.
This has created great displeasure for users who practice discretion with such information.
Facebook's software focuses on conversations between members who have a loose relationship on the social network.
For example, if two users aren't friends, only recently became friends, have no mutual friends, interact with each other very little, have a significant age difference, and/or are located far from each other, the tool pays particular attention.
Facebook does not require the release of such information when individuals sign up for the site.
It is a parent's worst nightmare — a teenager lured away from home by an older person who has groomed them over the internet.
The girl was allegedly lured to America for sex after being groomed by 39-year-old Sean Price on the social media app Snapchat.
Because of the large volume of data that users submit to the service, Facebook has come under scrutiny for its privacy policies.
Facebook has made changes throughout its lifespan from user interface, to the addition and removal of features, to policy changes.
Commander Chris Sheehan from the Australian Federal Police said families needed to be vigilant about how their kids used social media."[Be] aware of what your kids are doing online," he said."Being aware and talking to them about who they're talking to online and being a participant in that part of their life is the best way to protect them from this type of offending.
The investigation involved NSW Police, the AFP, Interpol, and Homeland Security and the New York Police Department in America.
Facebook has added sleuthing to its array of data-mining capabilities, scanning your posts and chats for criminal activity.
If the social-networking giant detects suspicious behavior, it flags the content and determines if further steps, such as informing the police, are required.
There have been several issues, both on the website and off the website.
In 2015, it was reported that a growing number of Facebook users are being wrongfully and inexplicably suspended from their accounts by Facebook to give up copies of their private identification information.
If such information is not given up, users suffer permanent restriction from their accounts with no alternative way of retrieving them.