CAMPBELL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–There has been recent and substantial publicity surrounding Ashley
Madison, particularly allegations that this adult dating site used
computer-generated female “bots” to converse with men on the site to
induce them to become paying members (http://gizmodo.com/how-ashley-madison-hid-its-fembot-con-from-users-and-in-1728410265).
FriendFinder Networks Inc., operator of some of the largest, and most
visited dating websites in the world, from adult-oriented
AdultFriendFinder to traditional dating sites like FriendFinder and
AsiaFriendFinder, would like to clarify its position and policies on
“FriendFinder does not and has never created and used computer-generated
accounts to garner business on any of its sites,” commented Dr. Andrew
Conru, Chairman and Founder of FriendFinder. “We have never, and will
never, create accounts purportedly belonging to real people in order to
converse with other members, or for any other reason.”
“This win-at-any-cost business practice is repugnant to us; it shows a
total lack of respect for the users that support these sites. Companies
that cannot commit to stop charging people money to interact with their
self-created bots need to exit this industry,” said Dr. Conru.
FriendFinder believes its policy on this issue is unique in the adult
dating space and challenges our competitors to publicly make similar
assurances to their members.
About FriendFinder Networks Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is a leading internet-based social networking
and multimedia entertainment company operating several of the most
heavily visited social networking websites in the world. Some of its
notable websites include AdultFriendFinder.com, FriendFinder.com,
AsiaFriendFinder.com and ALT.com.
For more information please visit www.ffn.com.
FriendFinder Networks Inc.
David Bloom, 408-745-5400