Facebook apologizes for deleting breastfeeding photos

Posted on Jan 12 2012 - 1:09pm by Robert

Social network site Facebook has deleted photos of girls breastfeeding and has apologized for the error of removing these photos for violation of policy.

Facebook has taken down a page for Express Yourself Mums, a site that promotes breastfeeding, over photos of girls breastfeeding their dolls.

The website’s co-owner, Sharon Blackstone, posted a photo of her seven-year-old daughter breasfeeding her doll, sharing it with other members, mostly mothers.

“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,” Blackstone told the Guardian in an interview. “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.

Facebook removed the page for a “policy violation,” which covers photos showing obscenity or nudity. The company quickly apologized after a pressure group complained.

In 2011, a Facebook page for an American support group called The Leaky Boob was deleted for violating the site’s terms of service. It was reinstated later.

In December, a woman from the US was told that her photo breastfeeding her child, which was posted on a page called Respect the Breast, violated the site’s terms of service.


via: The Guardian

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  1. Rama February 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    Darn it, I lggoed into FB yesterday and everything and didn’t see this. Sorry! Hope it went well.

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