One journalist posing as a 13-year-old was asked to strip live on webcam "within two minutes" of logging in to the site.
In an echo of the "very sexual, perverse, violent, pornographic," conversations uncovered by investigators, Habbo fans also targeted Channel Four News programme editor Oliver King and anchor Jon Snow with abuse and death threats on Twitter.
Paul Lafontaine, CEO of Habbo's parent company Sulake, said in a statement that the reason for unlocking the chat features was to enable Habbo's "global community of responsible and proud users" to debate how the site should be moderated in future.
The site's chat features have been muted since the airing of an investigation into "pornographic chat" aired in the UK last Tuesday on Channel Four.
WASHINGTON — The Army has launched an investigation of the major general in charge of its forces in Africa for sending dozens of messages, some of them suggestive, to the wife of an enlisted soldier under his command, USA TODAY has learned. The Army Inspector General initiated its probe after USA TODAY revealed a series of messages Harrington wrote this spring.“As it is under investigation, as a matter of practice, I cannot provide any additional details on that at this time,” said Col. In some texts, he complained about travel and getting sick on local food. In one exchange, Harrington noted that, “I don’t think your husband would be happy if he knew you chatted with another man.” In another, he said “A married man giving a gift to another man’s wife.” After her reply about “friendly” gifts, he wrote: “I’d enjoy giving u a gift one day.”Harrington also urged her at times to erase records of their chats."I hope u delete this exchange! Harrington's case is less spectacular than that of Maj. David Haight, the "swinging general" who lost his job and three ranks when his secret life was revealed. The texts and investigation are black marks for one of the Army's rising stars.
Joseph Harrington range from flattering to flirty and suggestive and include a request to the woman that she delete them. Among them are top officers found to have been carousing at strip clubs, swinging with multiple partners and frequenting prostitutes in Asia. Harrington oversees the Army’s activities in Africa from a post in northern Italy. Make up se…x is fun”Harrington suggested “U can be my nurse,” and added, “I’d enjoy being in a tent with U.”Of particular concern to investigators, Christensen said, will be texts in which Harrington acknowledged that their relationship is inappropriate, others in which he suggested the two could meet and finally his request that she delete their online chats. "Covering up the messages indicates Harrington knew he'd crossed lines, Christensen said."By asking her to delete the exchanges, he seems to know it wasn’t appropriate to be involved with the wife of an enlisted man in his command," Christensen said. Ron Lewis, the former top aide to then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter, whose strip club visits while on official travel earned him censure. Bruce Loveless, who was indicted by federal authorities in a wide-ranging Navy bribery scandal in which he was found to have swilled expensive champagne and indulged in prostitutes, according to a federal indictment.
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With 70 million messages exchanged every day on the network, commentators and experts have suggested that Habbo isn't doing enough to protect young children.