Breastfeeding photos banned from Facebook

At least 375 Facebook users have had their Facebook accounts temporarily de-activated for uploading breastfeeding photos to their accounts. These photos were reported to Facebook by one or more of the users’ friends.

Facebook’s terms of use state that users cannot post content that is hateful, pornographic, contains nudity or incites violence. They also reserve the right to remove any content that infringes or violates another’s rights or the law.

South Australia’s Minister for the Status of Women, Gail Gago, commented earlier this week, slamming the decision by Facebook to remove the photos, saying “Breastfeeding your baby is a normal and natural thing to do”.

A group of 80 women demonstrated outside the Sydney offices of Facebook yesterday, attempting to deliver an open letter to a Facebook employee. Instead of sending a staff member to accept the letter, Facebook sent down a security guard.

Would you be comfortable if one of your friends uploaded a photo of them breastfeeding?

Read why Drew thinks the South Australian Minister for the Status of Women should focus on more important matters
Read the protest of Aussie mothers
Read what Gail Gago had to say

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).