Do you think that this picture deserved to get banned from social media?
There are so many rules to keep in mind when it comes to posting photos of children on social media, but most mums feel safer on Facebook. After all, we’ve approved each and every friend request ourselves, increased our privacy settings and then gone right ahead and shared some of our most treasured photos of our children.
Sometimes we share these photos with a wider circle because we think they are extra special. This is when some of us run into trouble.
A mum from North Carolina in the US found out the hard way that Facebook has zero tolerance for nudity of any kind, whether it be a breastfeeding mum or a baby. Which is why they banned Jill White for 24 hours for this photo, which they said was ‘pornographic’.
Jill is a photographer and this photo shows her 2-year-old daughter Willa having her swimming bottoms being pulled down by a friend. It's meant to be funny and cheeky, but Facebook doesn't think it is funny, or cute. "I posted the photo on Coppertone's Facebook," she WBTV. "We thought it would be cute because of the old Coppertone ad and her tan line looked like that."
Facebook sent her a message to let her know she had been banned and why, saying they'd received a complaint about the photo. Jill was incredulous. The mum says she ignored the request to remove the photo but has since replaced it with a version that has an 'emoji' over her daughter's buttock.
"I despise pornography and anything to do with it,” Jill said. “I would never ever post a pornographic photo. I am anti-porn."
The newly-altered photo was also reported to Facebook for a nudity violation but Facebook says this time it meets their terms and conditions.
Facebook has since defended their decision to ban the mum, telling the Daily Mail, "Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance.
Images courtesy of Jill White's Facebook account.
Do you think Facebook was right to ban this photo? Are you careful not to post child nudity?
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