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To think things like this need to be properly screened.

(21 Posts)
dilanddan Sat 25-May-13 22:25:19

Just had a scroll through my Facebook and someone on there has share this picture, clearly condoning domestic violence towards women. Seriously, why can't Facebook screen these things.

Have googled it as not sure if it will come up if I post the Facebook link. Honestly I'm horrified angry

dilanddan Sat 25-May-13 22:25:48

Can we start a petition? Or campaign? Grrrr!

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 25-May-13 22:30:22

Facebook are very well known for allowing stuff like this. But put up a pro breast feeding pic and see how quickly it gets removed.

JeanPaget Sat 25-May-13 22:32:10

A petition for what? To get Facebook to screen every post made for possibly offensive content? hmm

I agree that the image is horrible, but I think they only way to deal with things like these is to educate people so they don't find things like this funny, and will challenge their friends publicly for sharing such images. I really don't think going after the social media platform is a helpful approach, sorry.

Why don't you comment on this friend's post and challenge them directly?

AgentZigzag Sat 25-May-13 22:32:16


FFS hmm honestly, the things people come up with.

You can report it as spam to fb, I'm not sure it'd be feasible to think fb should check out every status update/picture, how would they go about that? There must be billions of them every day.

AgentZigzag Sat 25-May-13 22:33:39

And what Jean said about looking to your friend asking why they thought it was a great thing to share.

McNewPants2013 Sat 25-May-13 22:35:27

Op why didn't you reply to your 'friend' about it.

Seekingsense Sat 25-May-13 22:38:22


I'm not very impressed with Facebook at the moment. I reported someone posting: "All muslims love Allah so much so we should put them all on a boat and bomb it, making sure it's a rough sea as we wouldn't want any of them surviving, then they can meet Allah" and Facebook will NOT remove the post as apparently it does not break their rules shock

OddBoots Sat 25-May-13 22:39:02

People have reported that picture (and others on the same theme) to FB but FB say that they don't break their rules. Pictures of mastectomy scars are removed as offensive though.

There's a good article about it here (trigger warning)

Seekingsense Sat 25-May-13 22:51:29

People have reported that picture (and others on the same theme) to FB but FB say that they don't break their rules. This makes no sense to me, the problem is, other than boycotting Facebook, what can we do about it?

OddBoots Sat 25-May-13 23:00:02

There's a campaign based on twitter called FBrape where people are reporting to the advertisers when they see an advert next to one of these images - unsurprisingly the advertises don't want their brand associated with this kind of sick nastiness so they are putting more pressure on FB. I think it is going to take a sustained effort though, FB seems to be run like a frathouse by the way they have responded to criticisms over the years. This campaign has been going a few days now though and is building up coverage in newspapers and on websites all over the world so maybe, just maybe, they'll listen.

pinkballetflats Sat 25-May-13 23:03:25

Jesus, and FB actually think this is ok to post judging by their official response to complaints about it...but yes, dare to put up a picture of breastfeeding and the world comes to a standstill, the skye falls down, world war III begins and Hell freezes over...

How very fucking sexist.

Lazyjaney Sun 26-May-13 08:09:30

There are a billion people on FB, so it would have to be a massive number complaining for them to bother. What they are paranoid about is porn which is why any breast etc will betaken down.

Tee2072 Sun 26-May-13 08:25:00

FB is absolutely run like a frat house.

Keep up pressure on its advertisers. Call out your friends who post this shit. Keep posting breast feeding pictures and the like.

There's your campaign.

Lazyjaney Sun 26-May-13 08:38:24

It's not a frat house, as FB don't tolerate porn. It's more a lightly moderated Internet forum.

MN exists in a continually moderated, and has a largely urban liberal left wing consensus - the rest of the Internet/humanity isn't like that at all.

Tee2072 Sun 26-May-13 08:43:58

Lazy no, MN isn't moderated at all. If no one reports a thread, nothing happens to it.

And they do tolerate porn on FB. Have a closer look sometime.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 26-May-13 08:54:55

Don't tolerate porn??

Bollocks they are quite happy with porn it rarely gets removed. The stuff that does get removed very quickly is breast feeding images and images of mastectomies they are not porn but fb thinking they are is quite telling.

Lazyjaney Sun 26-May-13 09:12:52

FB does not have a special vendetta against breast feeding, that's ridiculous. They are trying to cull porn all the time but a lot of it goes up all the time.

And MN not moderated? Come off it, there care threads being pulled down and comments deleted all the time, that doesn't happen in unmoderated forum.

VikkiiKawaii Sun 26-May-13 09:16:23

Facebook has loads of porn groups up which are allowed to stay. The only things I've ever seen pulled down is pictures of mother's breast feeding and scientific images of a woman's undercarriage. In the breastfeeding pics the mother's breast was covered entirely!

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 26-May-13 09:16:34

MN is post moderated, lazyjane

And yes, FB deletes bf pictures.

IneedAsockamnesty Sun 26-May-13 11:51:10

Lazy, fb delete any bf and mastectomy pictures really really quickly and any group featuring them,its a very well known about thing its been brought up in the media and they have released press statements about them being against fb guidelines.

However a image of a dog being abused by a woman who was very obviously having sex with it was left to stand for several days.

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