Being neither a small child or, it turns out, a paedophile, I had no idea, but according to a documentary put together by Britain's Channel 4, kid's online game Habbo is the place to go if you want someone to " licky your v a g i n a".

The report collects a ton of imagery and text captured by the investigative team while playing. Some of the gems seen within "minutes" of booting the social game up include:

"Hey licky your v a g i n a. There you go darling. Sticks diick jn you. You've lost your virginity. Right NEXT", "Hey do you have a webcam? You got msn or skype?.. you take off your clothes" and "I want some cute girls not gay faggots".


Charming. Also entirely unsurprising given the fact this is the internet, and a kid's online game to boot, but what makes this interesting is that this report has actually had an effect on the game behind the scenes.

Balderton Capital, a company with a 13% stake in the game's owners, Sulake, pulled their cash out after the report aired.


"We were given some information a week ago that profoundly shocked us", a Balderton spokesperson said. "We had to ask ourselves whether we were comfortable being investors in a business where children were not being adequately protected."

"We didn't take this decision lightly, as we have been investors in Sulake for over 8 years, but the standards required to run a website that children have access to are very high. We felt the company was not meeting those standards."


Not all observers agree with Balderton's hand-washing, though. Some observers say it's "the most cowardly hand-washing act I've ever seen from an investor".

"Reddit is still owned by Condé Nast," one entrepreneur told The Kernel, "despite the foul material it hosts. So I guess it's a decision for individual investors and shareholders to make."



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