Facebook Censorship: The Battle for Free Speech (Or At Least Equality)

Herein lies the beginnings of a double standard.

Fig 2
Fig 2

It is widely understood that this meme (fig 2) was flagged by FB as it depicts a woman who is partially naked. She was photographed standing next to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (albeit, before he became Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister). This was a newsworthy event and was covered by several media outlets.

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But FB banned it, it was flagged as offensive content because it did contain nudity and was reported to FB by one or more users.

Fair enough FB.

Fig 3
Fig 3

But now enter double standard. This next image (fig 3) was taken at a Toronto Pride Parade. With genitalia exposed, this image was never flagged as inappropriate.

Why is a bare breasted woman not okay, but a display of penises is fine?

To clarify, displaying a penis if one is Gay is okay. If a straight male tried that, odds are the police would be knocking on the door; FB jail would be the least of all worries.

Both photos were taken at Pride Parades attended by various politicians and public figures. Both images showcase nudity.

Source: Facebook Censorship: The Battle for Free Speech (Or At Least Equality)

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  1. Matthew Kerwin January 24, 2016
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