Oh em gee, Facebook!
As if constantly changing your layout wasn’t annoying enough, you have to go and censor pictures of same-sex kissing? C’mon…
Inspired by the classic V-J Day in Timesquare photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, a photograph (see above) was posted in celebration of New York’s passing of the marriage equality bill.
The clever pic was ‘liked’ by hundreds of Facebook users before being taken down. Once censored, sharers of the photo received a message from Facebook stating the picture held:
"content that is pornographic or contains nudity, or is inappropriately sexual."
Right. How about you take down all the pda pics of every other couple we know too then?
After receiving backlash from their users, Facebook issued an apology stating:
"Upon investigation, we concluded the photo does not violate our guidelines and was removed in error. We apologize for the inconvenience. "
This isn’t the first time Facebook has censored pictures of two men kissing, but we hope it’s the last.
Robotic moderation or not, better steps should be taken to ensure the site isn’t sending the wrong message. OKAY!?!
Tags: couple, equality, facebook, kiss, new york, picture