Facebook explain why they’ve been deleting your photos

Facebook has set all the records straight and finally offered more information as to why they have been deleting some photos off of user profiles.


by Maria Vallahis |
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After a series of controversies over removal of breastfeeding pictures and classic artworks the social network posted their explanation on its Community Standards page.

In the post, supporting the new guidelines, the company admit to have been ‘blunt’ with its policies in the past.

Now Facebook says: “We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks.

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“We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.

“We also allow photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures.

Facebook has posted new guidelines, discussing why they've been deleting your photos.
Facebook has posted new guidelines, discussing why they've been deleting your photos.

“Explicit images of sexual intercourse are prohibited. Descriptions of sexual acts that go into vivid detail may also be removed.”

On the same page, Facebook also offer more clarity on unacceptable posts regarding terrorist groups.

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“Supporting or praising leaders of [these] organizations, or condoning their violent activities, is not allowed,” the company added.

What do you think of the new Facebook Community Standard guidelines? Let us know via the comment boxes below.

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