Facebook defines what it means by ‘nudity’, also cracks down on revenge porn

Mark Zuckerberg

Today, Facebook has updated its “community standards” where the company has clarified what constitutes nudity (genitals, fully exposed buttocks and female breasts if they include the nipple — except if the women are breastfeeding or showing post-mastectomy scars). The social network also cracked down on so-called revenge porn, in which someone posts sexual images of another person without permission, is not allowed.

The company says nude illustrations are fine, and its okay with it especially if they’re for educational or satirical purposes and aren’t “x-rated”

Facebook is also cracking down on hate speech, specifically attacks on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender and “serious” disabilities are banned. These distinctions have become necessary, because Facebook walks a thin line as it tries to police speech that spans dozens of countries and more than a billion people.

Facebook’s deputy general counsel, Monika Bickert in a blog post said

” For one thing, people from different backgrounds may have different ideas about what’s appropriate to share — a video posted as a joke by one person might be upsetting to someone else, but it may not violate our standards.”

By clarifying its rules, Facebook said it hopes to explain more precisely why some posts and profiles stay up while others are taken down.

Source : Facebook Blog

 

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