Saturday, February 18, 2012

Breastfeeding photos

  • Breastfeeding mothers are accusing Facebook of censorship again.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A group of moms protested outside Facebook offices around the world Monday charging that the social network has repeatedly taken down photos that show mothers breastfeeding their babies.
  • (ABC News)
  • According to some activists, this is precisely the case when it comes to breastfeeding photos. Apparently, Facebook is a little overzealous when it comes to removing images of new mothers feeding their babies.
  • (WebProNews)
  • Several mothers arent happy that Facebook took down photos of them breastfeeding that they had uploaded to the social media site. I felt like they thought it was obscene and that it was a wrong thing to do, mother Emily Rodriguez said.
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  • According to a Facebook spokesperson, Breastfeeding photos that contains nudity - for example an exposed breast that is not being used for feeding - violate the sites terms. The spokesperson added Facebook does not go out looking for these pictures.
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  • A group of about 80 women gathered outside the offices in King Street, Sydney, to demonstrate after hundreds of breastfeeding photos were deemed obscene and taken down from the site.
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  • after Canadian mother Emma Kwasnica said that the social networking site had labelled about 30 photos of her breastfeeding her daughters "obscene" and "sexually explicit".
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • This isnt the first time Facebook has come under scrutiny for deleting photos of breastfeeding babies, and likely wont be the last until the rules are more strictly enforced.
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  • Mothers angry at Facebook for taking down photos of women breastfeeding their children staged nurse-ins at the companys new Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters and satellite offices around the world, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Feb. 7.
  • (Women's eNews)

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