One Malaysian recently came across some rather disturbing material on Shopee’s website.
She flagged it on Twitter on Aug. 5 by posting a few photos of the list and asking if it was real.
Jumper to kt shopee 👀😭 ape siot? pic.twitter.com/VPkRRNq6F7
— Null (@softcrocodile) August 5, 2022
“sell good stuff”
The list shows pictures of what are believed to be several boys of varying ages, and some of the pictures appear to have been taken at home.
The title is “Hot Selling Product”.
Priced at RM6,942 (S$2,145), the seller said it offers “free shipping” to Kuala Lumpur.
“Products” were included in the “Personal Enjoyment” category under the Health and Beauty section.
The details given in the product description (in Malay) allude to the offensive nature of the listing.
“Masturbation material that sells.
Vintage limited item.
Price negotiable via PM (Private Message).
I love ms Pouilly.”
Listing has been removed
Since then, the tweet has garnered more than 1,300 retweets, leaving netizens wondering whether Shopee reviews products and moderates listings before they are posted on the platform.
On the same day, Shopee Malaysia responded on Twitter, saying it takes such matters seriously.
They added that “action has been taken” and urged customers to report other such listings.
The list depicting young boys has since been removed.
mothership have contacted Shopee for more information and will update this article in response.
Thank you for highlighting this as we take this matter seriously. Actions were taken against the above list. If you find similar listings, please let us know 🙏
— Shopee Malaysia (@ShopeeMY) August 5, 2022
Shopee’s Policy on Prohibited Items
According to the Shopee Singapore website, becoming a seller in the marketplace is a simple process.
Download the app, create an account, upload your products, enter your product details and start earning.
above page Shoppee details guidelines and recommendations for sellers and prohibits the listing of items such as illegal drugs, prescription-only or pharmacy drugs, pharmaceuticals or supplements with false/false claims, weapons, tobacco, and wildlife products. It is written that it is considered to be an exhibition that has been done.
However, the link to the full list of prohibited items does not appear to work at the time of writing.
Merchants who want to sell alcohol, condoms, personal mobility devices, and self-defense sticks etc You must submit a valid license to Shopee for approval.
Sellers who list prohibited items on Shopee will accrue penalty points.
shoppies penalty point system has varying degrees of penalties, from exclusion from the platform’s marketing campaigns, to product boosts, suspension of listing creation and updating, and, most severely, seller account freezes.
Soft Crocodile Top Photo/Twitter
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