Facebook bans breast feeding photoMikey 15 comments
Sometimes I think certain organisations want bad publicity. Can any publicity be considered good publicity? It depends who you ask, and as much as I enjoy wasting time on Facebook I have to wonder what they were thinking when they make bonehead decisions like this.
Twenty three year old Kelli Roman went to her Facebook page one morning to find a photo of her breastfeeding her baby had been removed. Facebook's policy states that they can remove any photos they judge as "obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit". While I can't speak for the Facebook administrators, where I come from breastfeeding doesn't fit into any of those categories.
Here on planet Earth, breastfeeding is one of the most natural (not to mention un-sexual) acts in human history.
Last year another social networking platform MySpace came under similar fire for removing photos of a father's disfigured child as they judged the photos to be offensive. After an onslaught of negative feedback from bloggers and television reports MySpace did come to their senses and reinstated the photos along with a public apology for their spontaneous dim-witted actions.
I'm uncertain of the process that takes place when an image is flagged by a user, but if Facebook really do think a mother breastfeeding is offensive, they might consider seeking professional help.
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