Facebook removes photo of two men kissing

Sun. April 17, 2011 11:39 PM by GoPride.com News Staff

photo credit // niall o'conghaile
Britain - A blogger is asking gay supporters to post an innocuous photo of two men kissing on their Facebook pages after Facebook removed the same photo from his own page.

Niall O'Conghaile, a blogger on DangerousMinds.net, posted the photo along with an article about a Facebook-driven protest against a British pub that had kicked out two men who were kissing.

He said that the next day, the photo was gone, and an email was waiting for him:

"Hello,

Content that you shared on Facebook has been removed because it violated Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Shares that contain nudity, or any kind of graphic or sexually suggestive content, are not permitted on Facebook.

This message serves as a warning. Additional violations may result in the termination of your account. Please read the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities carefully and refrain from posting abusive material in the future. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

The Facebook Team"

The blogger said he's written to Facebook asking why this fairly tame photo was removed, and he's found lots of other photos of straight people kissing to prove his point.

"In the meantime," he wrote, "why not share this photo on FB as much as you can?"

 

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