Facebook has removed a video from their social networking website because it consisted of animated breasts. The video was made by Swedish cancer charity, to demonstrate how to check their breasts for suspicious lumps. Facebook later apologized for the same from the charity organization.
Social Media website, Facebook has come under limelight for another wrong reason and this time it’s for removing a breast cancer awareness video. According to the report by The Guardian, the video was removed by Facebook because it consisted of animated breasts. The video was removed and the organization was given the particular message stating, “Your ad can not market sex products or services nor adults products or services,”.
The video was made by the Swedish cancer charity, to teach people how to check their breasts for suspicious lumps. However, after removing the same Facebook later apologized by stating,
“We’re very sorry, our team processes millions of advertising images each week, and in some instances we incorrectly prohibit ads.”
Facebook told The Guardian later on that, “This image does not violate our ad policies. We apologize for the error and have let the advertiser know we are approving their ads.”
This is not the first time Facebook been in criticism for banning even serious issues under the tag of nudity and pornography, Earlier this month, the company removed a news article related to mammograms because of it consisted of an image that showed a woman undergoing the procedure.
Not only this in September 2016, The social media giant banned a historic image from the Vietnam War because it shown a naked girl running from a napalm attack.
Facebook’s community standards prohibit its users from posting “digitally created” depictions of nudity and sexual activities, until and unless the content is posted for educational, humorous, or satirical purposes but here everything even on being the right track was removed.
Watching this video being banned I can only say that if it would not have been removed then it could have saved a lot of lives.
Think about it.