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Facebook Apologizes For Deleting “Offensive” Photo Of Interracial Gay Couple

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 23, 2013
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  • 9 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Facebook do not operate a system that allows content to be censored by an amount of public complaints.

      The complaints have alerted a moderator who agreed with the complaint, there is no automatic system in operation at Facebook, these were deliberate decisions by Facebook staff.

      Jan 23, 2013 at 6:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuMaurier
      DuMaurier

      @2eo: But whatever one separately thinks of Facebook, no one could believe that a photo like this would be deemed “offensive” under their terms of service standards. I don’t know about the specific process that is used when they get a lot of complaints, but I’m going to take their word for it that this is a weird aberration, just like when the pictures of a disabled child were erroneously labeled offensive and removed.

      Jan 23, 2013 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      @DuMaurier: It’s just that one of the homophobic moderators personally felt offended at seeing the image of those two dudes together. There’s really no other explanation.

      Another moderator must’ve wondered wtf it was taken down in the first place and simply put it back up.

      Makes me wonder what type of friends those guys have, that they’d receive such vicious comments for posting up a wedding picture.

      Did they have their profiles set on public? o_O

      Jan 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      I have occasionally mistake Facebook for Grindr and friend request hot guys, but then remember my private pics are of my fat phase that I refuse to let the world see except my fag hag.

      Jan 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaTeesha
      LaTeesha

      Another reminder as to why I won’t ever use that website.

      Jan 24, 2013 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Cagnazzo82: There’s no such thing as a private setting on Facebook, using their own developer API it’s possible to get every single detail and photo from ANY account no matter the setting[s].

      Your information is also sold to advertisers, including private photographs.

      Jan 24, 2013 at 3:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • missedgle
      missedgle

      @LaTeesha:
      @LaTeesha:

      I’m with you..i’ve been ova it for awhile….NEXT

      Jan 24, 2013 at 7:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samuel
      Samuel

      Why am I not suprirsed?Facebook Last year they disabled my account because I had a photogrph which showed my upper body! Yet there are so many on that site who have pornographic images on there, without anyone in facebook having a problem with it

      Jan 24, 2013 at 7:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron
      Aaron

      @Cagnazzo82: I believe the image was posted on a Facebook group called Gay Marriage USA, most likely it’s a public group. I don’t think the image was on a private page, nor were the comments from “friends”.

      Jan 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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