FHM does not check IDs

FHM magazine is in hot water in the UK after it (apparently inadvertently) published a photo of a topless 14-year-old girl. The photo...

FHM magazine is in hot water in the UK after it (apparently inadvertently) published a photo of a topless 14-year-old girl. The photo ran in the April issue as part of a collection of cell phone snapshots. The parents of the girl subsequently complained to Britain's Press Complaints Commission, which censured FHM today. The magazine says that it receives 1,200 photos every week vying for publication, and that the girl "certainly appeared to be older" than 14.

While it seems like an honest mistake, the case raises interesting questions of how much due diligence mainstream publications are obliged to undertake when dealing with user-supplied content.


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