#FBRape – a Clarification of the Campaign to Change Facebook’s Policy on Hate Speech Removal

Girls Can't Resist

In the past week there has been a lot of buzz surrounding what is known as the #FBRape campaign.

It took me a bit to figure out exactly what this was, and after combing through many tweets and articles, I was able to clarify what #FBRape is referring to.

Here is a crash course on the campaign, what it’s doing, who the key players are and why it’s the greatest thing since microwave waffles.

Essentially what has been happening for many years is that Facebook is allwing pages which depict racism, homophobia and a large amount of extreme violence against women to stay on the site, claiming that these pages fall under the humor category, while they remove content depicting women who have survived breast cancer, or who are breast feeding their children, citing it as offensive due to nudity.

First, let’s start with the legal definition of hate speech

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