On May 21st 2013, the Women, Action & the Media group wrote an open letter to Facebook, which was signed by over 100 advocacy groups, asking them to review their policies on permitted content.
There has long been a problem on the site. While its “community standards” seem to be fairly clear:
“Facebook does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech*. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.
Facebook does not tolerate bullying or harassment.
Sharing any graphic content for sadistic pleasure is prohibited.
Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose…
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