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 this issue.
"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.