Suicide Is Fine But No Freeing The Nipple?? Facebook’s Leaked Guidelines Reveal Strange Positions On Sex & Violence!

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Facebook: where broadcasting your suicide is fair game, but don’t even think about posting a nipple!

The social media giant apparently allows videos and pictures of violent deaths, animal abuse, and self-harm to be shared, according to leaked internal guidelines obtained by The Guardian.

The publication sifted through over 100 of the website’s training manuals, spreadsheets, and flowcharts that show how the site polices its content — and it’s pretty mind-boggling which type of content is allowed to stay up.

Disturbing posts like non-sexual child abuse or attempts to self harm are flagged as “disturbing” but are allowed to stay on the site because they “create awareness.”

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This policy doesn’t stop people from live-streaming their suicides — an alarming epidemic seen from adolescents nationwide — because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress.”

Threats of violence, however, are a completely different matter. An actual threat to a public figure, like “someone shoot Trump” would be taken down — but a troll-ish threat like “snap a bitch’s neck” is allowed to stay. Seems like a tricky line…

As for Facebook’s effort to tackle “revenge porn,” moderators are told to look for a lack of consent by either a post’s “vengeful context” or “independent sources.”

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Of course, some of these protocols have inconsistencies — like the site’s policy on sexual content. The guidelines state “all ├óΓé¼╦£handmade’ art showing nudity and sexual activity is allowed but digitally made art showing sexual activity is not.”

So, you can #FreeTheNipple, but only if it’s like when Leo sketched Rose in Titanic.

If anything else, the documents show how difficult it is to moderate Facebook’s exponentially growing stream of posts from it’s two billion-plus users. A source admitted to The Guardian:

“Facebook cannot keep control of its content. It has grown too big, too quickly.”

Eat your heart out, Mark Zuckerberg!

[Image via HBO.]

May 22, 2017 3:04pm PDT

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