(PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA) Facebook is supposedly causing a rise in the number of syphilis cases. The sexually transmitted disease is skyrocketing in some regions and doctors are trying to get a handle on the reason. Some of them blame Facebook. Doctor Peter Kelly says (quote) "Social-networking sites are making it easier for people to meet up for casual sex. There's a rise in syphilis because people are having more sexual partners and often do not use condoms."
Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Facebook replied (quote) "The assertions made that Facebook is responsible for the transmission of STDs are ridiculous. Our more than 400 million users know it's not a place to meet people for casual sex. It's a place for friends, family and co-workers to connect and share."