Double standard? Facebook pulls photos; Chicago moms protest
The 4th Trimester Bodies Project in Chicago is demanding answers from Facebook after their social media page was pulled from the site.
The photographer who came up with the photo documentary project takes pictures of moms and their babies to highlight the beauty in women’s bodies after birth. The group had been posting the pictures on their social media site until the pictures were flagged, the page blocked and eventually banned.
The moms have tried to appeal to Facebook but with no luck.
They have now created a new page but fear something similar will happen.
To try and keep Facebook from blocking their page they now post links to the pictures, hoping that will keep them from being blocked again.
Ashlee Wells Jackson, who leads the program says, “The problem for us is the double standard. We have not broken any of their laws. We’ve abided by their terms and conditions in their community standards.”
Facebook hasn’t made it clear why the pictures are being flagged, other than to say they’re inappropriate. In many cases, the mothers are breastfeeding their children, a practice that’s allowed on the popular social media site.
WGN reached out to Facebook but they’ve made no comment.
Lourdes Duarte hosted a Google Hangout earlier on the topic. For video of that conversation, click here.