Facebook bans photo of gay kiss: Social juggernaut apologizes for error

Posted by JD Uy
April 20, 2011 12:24 AM |

''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.''

A message received by a blogger at DangerousMinds.net who says that a photo he posted of two fully-clothed men kissing was removed by Facebook. The photo reportedly appeared on Facebook as part of a group event that called for a kiss-in at a London pub where two gay men on a date were removed for sharing a kiss last week. (DangerousMinds

Another gay blogger John Aravosis says he received the following statement from Facebook (AmericaBlog Gay):

''The photo in question does not violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and was removed in error. We apologize for the inconvenience.''

In March, Andrew Noyes, manager of public policy communications at Facebook, spoke with Metro Weekly and discussed some of the LGBT-related issues that Facebook has been actively pursuing.

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