Facebook has made an about face, and apologized for their reactionary boo-boo.
We posted an earlier piece which told of Heather Walker's plight after she posted pictures of her deformed, deceased baby on her Facebook profile.
Her son, Grayson, lived for only a few hours after he was delivered. He had Anencephaly, which is the absence of a large part of the brain and the skull.
Walker decided to deliver her baby and allow him to experience his short life.
After she posted heart wrenching pictures of her holding Grayson, her profile was shut down.
The Facebook move blew up in their FACE and an outraged public demanded they allow the grieving mother to share her memories of the short lived child.
Facebook issued an apology a short time later.
Here's what Facebook's apology said:
“Upon investigation, we concluded the photo does not violate our guidelines and was removed in error. Facebook is a place where almost a billion people share more than 300 million photos a day. Our dedicated User Operations Team reviews millions of pieces of this content a day to help keep Facebook safe for all ages. Our policies are enforced by a team of reviewers in several offices across the globe. This team looks at hundreds of thousands of reports every week, and as you might expect, occasionally, we make a mistake and remove a piece of content we shouldn’t have. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."
Check out Jessica Walker's blog here, and experience her emotional journey for yourself.
We're just glad her story will now be able to reach a wider range of people, and touch their heart as it did ours.
[Image via Facebook.]