Sin-free version of Facebook a hit in Brazil

Brazilian evangelical Christians have set up social network that looks like Facebook, but is supposed to be sin-free.

Facegloria attracted 100,000 users in its first month.

Users don’t click “like” – instead they click “Amen”.

“On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. That’s why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread his Word,” co- founder Atilla Barros said.

Swearing is banned – there is a list of about 600 forbidden words – as is any violent or erotic content, or photo or video depictions of homosexual activity.

More than 20 volunteers police content.

“We want to be morally and technically better than Facebook. We want all Brazilian evangelicals to shift to Facegloria,” said Mr Barros.

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