Facebook Offers Apology For Banning Woman’s BreastFeeding Photo

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Breast Feeding images have been of major public debate as of late–and this time Facebook is involved. But apparently, Facebook has been lightening up on the issue. According to CNet, Facebook user Kristy Kemp was temporarily banned from Facebook twice, after the company’s modesty gate keepers spotted the image. Kemp is a big supporter of Breast Feeding and being totally open about it as she runs a Facebook group on the subject matter. After she was banned though, Kemp received a message from the company partially stating, “A member of our team accidentally removed something you posted on Facebook. This was mistake [sic], and we sincerely apologize for this error.”

Breast Feeding images and the issue of public breast feeding has been a point of major debate in the news as of late with one side stating that it violates public nudity while others stating that it is a beautiful and natural act. Time Magazine recently hit very close to home on the subject matter with a recent cover of theirs about attachment parenting.

Other photo related social networking services have an option of marking an image as NSFW. Tumblr, Flickr, and 500PX have been the point of debate on this as two of those companies even have 18+ warnings for their apps from the app store. But given the fact that Facebook is now an open community (it used to be 18+ only) should the company make users set some images as NSFW? Instagram, a company that Facebook owns, has similar policies and one may end up affecting the other.

Take a look at the news story which originally aired on Fox 40, after the jump.


Via CNet

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