My sister in England sent me this article from today's paper. Seems Facebook are still at it Now they are even deleting pretend breastfeed photos!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...ed?INTCMP=SRCHFacebook has apologised after it deleted a page showing two little girls pretending to breastfeed their dolls.Express Yourself Mums – an NHS-backed breastfeeding website – discovered its group had been removed on Friday for a "policy violation".
The previous day co-owner Sharon Blackstone had posted a picture of her seven-year-old daughter Maya playing with her doll.
Blackstone, from North London, said: "After giving her doll a naming ceremony, Maya told me that her baby needed to be fed. As she's only ever seen me breastfeed her little sister, it was the most natural thing in the world for her to pretend to do it the same way.
"Like many mums, I got out my phone and took a picture because I thought it was a sweet moment. I shared it with the 600 other mothers on our Facebook page because I thought it was something they'd like to see. After all, don't millions of people post cute pictures of their kids on Facebook?
"A few minutes later, my business partner Carly Silver also posted a similar shot of her seven-year-old daughter Izzy cradling her baby doll in her arms.
"Afterwards, about 15 mums posted messages saying they loved them. Only one mum said she didn't like them because they might be seen by questionable people."
Last Friday afternoon Express Yourself Mums discovered the page – which has more than 600 fans – had been removed. The reason given was "a policy violation", which can include nudity or obscenity.
Under pressure to reinstate the page from more than 400 women who formed a campaigning group, Facebook has now apologised for "the error" and reinstated the page.
Blackstone said: "How can little girls playing with dolls cause so much offence? There wouldn't have been the same problem if she had been pushing a pram or, ironically enough, feeding her doll with a plastic bottle."
Facebook has a history of categorising photos of breastfeeding as "obscene content" and removing them. But this is the first time a British group – or a picture of children role-playing breastfeeding – has been taken down.
A row in 2008 caused the site to be flooded with pictures of breastfeeding mothers and led to demonstrations outside the company's Palo Alto HQ.
Last year Facebook also deleted a page for The Leaky Boob, a US online support group, for "violating its terms of service". It was later reinstated.
This December American mother Heather Stultz was told a picture of her baby breastfeeding violated pornographic content rules when she posted it on a page called Respect the Breast.
In the past Facebook has said that photos where a nipple or areola can be seen are against its policy. It has since said it usually removes breastfeeding pictures only when they are brought to its attention by other users who lodge complaints.
Facebook says any complaint is reviewed by its operation team, which then makes the decision about whether to remove the images or close down the group.
A Facebook spokesman said: "The group was removed in error. It will be reinstated, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused."
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10-01-2012 18:19 #21Junior Member
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11-01-2012 14:39 #22
I work in child care, the girls were so opinionated about a mum who breastfed openly and refused to use a private room. I told them that they should shut up as it is discrimination to ask her to leave and ask her to go to a private room so she did not offend other parents! They can offer but not make her feel she has too.
I have seen some porn like pictures on facebook that are still there! I even have a pic of me in a bikini with my boobies bulging out(it was a nice pic of me and my DD swimming) did not even realize how much cleavage was hanging out until someone pointed it out... but when I posted BF pics as a protest for a group I was told how ick it was.... needless to say they got an earfull
11-01-2012 14:47 #23
Oops, I voted no
11-01-2012 14:57 #24
11-01-2012 15:14 #25
Whats Facebook supposed to do? Enough people reporting breastfeeding pics, they have to shut them down. Its like on here....enough people complain about something THEY dont like/approve of, and it gets shut down.
11-01-2012 15:26 #26Senior Member
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I think it is ridiculous... The amount of young girls (and not so young) that post provocative pictures of themselves and naked guys that aren't made to remove them yet an innocent picture of something natural causes offense?
I had a picture of my DD's in a bubble bath with only their heads showing and I was made to remove it as it was classed as "offensive material"
11-01-2012 15:46 #27
Who would take a photo of themselves breastfeeding and put it up on a public site anyway?
11-01-2012 15:51 #28Senior Member
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11-01-2012 15:53 #29
What's worrisome is usually its not Facebook that goes looking for photos - someone on your friends list had reported it as offensive! It makes it that much worse that someone you know can do it behind your back. I am a big advocate for breastfeeding, but I don't think I'd put any photos of my boobies, baby or not lol. Either way I'm not offended by people who do!
11-01-2012 15:53 #30
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