Sunday, June 3, 2012
Facebook Suspends Mother for Photos of Disabled Baby
MEMPHIS, TN — Facebook is apologizing to a Tennessee mother who was reportedly temporarily banned from the popular social networking site after posting photos of her baby born with a rare birth defect.
Heather Walker told Action News 5 she was temporarily banned for posting photos of her son, Grayson.
Grayson was born with Anencephaly, a rare neural tube birth defect in which babies are born without parts of the brain and skull. Photos of Grayson were flagged as “offensive” and removed by Facebook.
In protest, Walker continued to post photos of her son, who died only eight hours after being born in February.
After her story originally aired on Action News 5, Facebook apologized for removing the photos:
“Upon investigation, we concluded the photo does not violate our guidelines and was removed in error,” Facebook said in a written statement. “Facebook is a place where almost a billion people share more than 300 million photos a day. Our dedicated Users Operations Team reviews millions of pieces of this content a day to help keep Facebook safe for all ages. Our policies are enforced by a team of reviewers in several offices across the globe. This team looks at hundreds of thousands of reports every week, and as you might expect, occasionally, we make a mistake and remove a piece of content we shouldn’t have. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”
One of the photos Facebook found so offensive. Wanna post a pic of some slut sucking a dick? No problem. But a baby? Forget it. FUCK Facebook.