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Facebook's Questionable Policy on Violent Content Toward Women


Society & Culture  (tags: Facebook, abuse, violence, women, society, culture, crime, ethics, safety, world, sadness )

Carrie
- 599 days ago - wired.com
Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities offers numerous guidelines regarding appropriate speech and user safety, including an admonition that "you will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user" and that "you will not post content that: ...



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Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:20 pm
So happy that Thorlaug Agustsdottir kept up the fight with Facebook. Their idea of what might be humor leaves a lot to be desired.
Just last week a young girl from Saskatchewan was lured by a Facebook user to leave home and go to Edmonton, and she was turned on to the street as a prostitute. Families have to be in the know always, as to what their kids are doing on a computer - and all doors must be left open while using a pc.
 

Vicky P. (463)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 4:45 pm
disgusting, they need to delete these pages and kick these users off, but they don't :/
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:43 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Patricia GG (107)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:58 pm
I don't like FB....I think its "funky business"......
 

Thomas P. (468)
Monday January 7, 2013, 8:49 am
Noted...thanks for bringing this to light Carrie.
 

Frank S. (457)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:35 am
Any violence against women is evil!
 

Emma S. (228)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:39 am
The more I hear about Facebook... Thanks, Carrie.
 

Cheryl O. (82)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:29 am
With all the suicides of our children why don't anyone boycott FACEBOOK. It has killed many children world wide because of internet harassing. Yet it's still a multi BILLION DOLLAR corporation. Thanks Carrie
 

Carrie B. (309)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:53 am
I posted a comment last night, but it disappeared, so will try again. I joined FB when my son went to Iraq in 2009 so it would be easier for him to stay in touch with our entire family. When he came home I wanted to get off, so I thought I deleted my account, but I just deactivated it, and was still there. I didn't find that out until about six months ago, and when I tried to delete the account I couldn't because I couldn't remember my old password.

What a nightmare! Periodically I try and fail because I couldn't identify enough photos of old FB friends I had when I was on the site. Many were care2 members I had never seen and animal rights activists from all over the world. Again, people I had never seen. If I was lucky, they would throw in a photo of a family member and I could identify them, but nevr enough to get me back on the site to delete my account.

Finally yesterday I decided to give it another shot and I did it! I managed to get into my account and I selected "permanently delete account". I received a message saying that if I did not sign back in within 14 days, my account indeed be permanently deleted. We shall see.

My point is this was an absolutely ridiculous situation that no one should ever be in. I didn't like FB, didn't want to be on the site, but they wouldn't let me leave! Beware and remember if you have an account and you want to close it~SELECT PERMANENTLY DELETE!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday January 7, 2013, 1:40 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Good info....just one of the many reasons I don't use Facebook, despite being asked to from every single site I visit, and nearly every e.mailing I receive.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Monday January 7, 2013, 1:51 pm
That's the problem Lois~Everyone uses FB and some petitions even require an FB account to sign. It has become way out of control and something should be done to stop them!
 

Jean C. (18)
Monday January 7, 2013, 5:08 pm
I love this quote: "But that hasn’t stopped countless users on the social media site from making comments, posting images and starting pages that promote the rape and abuse of women. And in many cases, it doesn’t mean that Facebook has any intention of stopping them, either.
Funny, when I published a letter on FB that was sent to me from one of my state senators related to his siding for big business on an issue, FB pulled it the very next day. So I guess when money and payoffs are involved, they get involved, but when it involves a certain sector of the population…maybe?

 

greenplanet e. (157)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:42 pm
There are also pages on Facebook that promote rape. It disgusts me how women are devalued on FB.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:55 pm
Carrie is right, and her comment about stopping fb is on track with what i was thinking just before reading her comment, that "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," as the saying goes.
 

Marie W. (65)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:43 pm
Facebook is just a website, a tool, like a piece of paper and pen. People are responsible for what they write, not Facebook.
 

Catherine G. (13)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:26 am
FB should monitor a bit more what goes on there. I understand they can't check every little post BUT they host paedophile groups, white power groups, some people use a KKK burning cross as their profile photo, they have many pages promoting extreme animal abuse and many links to porn sites or webcam 'workers'
People will take advantage of the relative anonymity afforded by the internet so a certain degree of monitoring is necessary
 

Lauren Goldman (0)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:28 am
I was molested in my teens, and drugged and gang raped when I was 20. So I find it very disturbing when depictions of rape and violence can be considered 'humor'. It is the promotion of violence against women, plain and simple.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:42 am
Outrageous
 

Cheryl O. (82)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 9:17 am
Yep I was censored off Facebook over a year ago for posting something against the statues quo (otherwise known as the truth) I will never go back. Those who say it's not facebooks fault, they are right, HOWEVER, most parents don[t realize the dangers nor do others talk about the danger, a child has no way to see what the outcome of what goes on really is. You are supposed to be 14 to have an account on facebook but parents will let them lie about their age to create an account because they don't know the real danger their child is in floating around in the sea of child abusers, rapists, identity thieves, you name it facebook has it. NOBODY MAKES AN AWARENESS to this.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 12:57 pm
Lauren, I am sorry for your pain. That is something no one can imagine unless experienced. Stay strong and well.
 

monka blanke (74)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 1:45 pm
I also have facebook problems. Someone - or a machine (?) sends short notes, written on my "status", no name, no sender, and this goes on for weeks now. I used to think at least you have to leave your name, but apperantly not in the "status". What can I do about it ? I find it quite creepy.
I regret that I joined facebook some years ago, with what I know now...& I've not forgotten the fight against child pornography on facebook.
Rape is not humor, I can relate to the pain.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:05 am
Lauren I am so sorry to hear that :( It is so big of you to talk about it. I am sick of all these stories about violence against women, why? It is enough!!
 
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