Facebook Cleared Its Concept Of Nudity

Posted On 26 Mar 2015
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Facebook has updated its “community standards” for its 1,400 million users and was very specific as to what is allowed and not on the social network.

For example, Facebook cleared its concept of nudity (images of genitalia, rear fully exposed female breasts and if the nipple is, except the images of women who are breastfeeding or breast with scars after a mastectomy).

Nude illustrations are permitted, provided they are educational or satirical purposes and are not “explicit”.

And the call pornography revenge on someone publishes sexual images of another person without authorization is prohibited.

Hate messages have been another sensitive issue for Facebook. The company said that attacks on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender and “severe” disabilities are prohibited.

These distinctions have become necessary because Facebook has to be balanced while trying to monitor a language that covers dozens of countries and over a billion people.

Facebook has come into conflict with various stakeholders and users when removed controversial messages, including beheadings (which again allowed, then returned to ban in 2014). The company has blocked erratically some messages of hate, protests and naked.

“It’s a challenge to maintain a set of standards that meet the needs of a diverse global community,” said Monika Bickert, managing director of global policy of Facebook, and Chris Sonderby, deputy general counsel for Facebook, in a blog post.

“First, people from different backgrounds may have different ideas about what is appropriate to share … a video posted as a joke by one person may be offensive to another, but could not violate our standards.”

By clarifying the rules, Facebook said it expects more accurately explain why some posts and profiles are kept while others are eliminated. The rules are not new, says Facebook; only seeks to clarify any misunderstanding.


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