Facebook Sorry for Removing Home Abortion Posts

Social Network apologizes for removing controversial content.

Facebook recently took some heat after a women's group had disappearing posts, which contained controversial content.

According to All Facebook, the Social Network removed posts from a Dutch women's group, who posted graphic content explaining how to perform a do-it-yourself abortion by combining a few drugs.

The instructions were posted to help women in countries where abortion is prohibited.

The group, called Women on Waves, claims combining a common ulcer drug with another drug called mifeprex, is the  “best and safest way a woman can do an abortion herself”

After the news started spreading across the internet, a rep from Facebook released the following apology:

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you in regards to the warning that you received from Facebook on Thursday. The photo that was removed from your profile is not in violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, and appears to have been removed in error. We do apologize for the removal of this content and the subsequent warning that you received.

Our policies are enforced by a team of reviewers in several offices across the globe. This team looks at hundreds of thousands of reports every week, and as you might expect, occasionally, we make a mistake and remove a piece of content we shouldn’t have. When this happens, we work quickly to address it by apologizing to the people affected and making any necessary changes to our systems and processes. I can assure you that this matter is being looked at carefully by our review team at this time. There should be no issue should you choose to re-post the photo in question. We’ve also removed this warning from your account, so that it does not affect your profile in the future.

If you have any questions about the circumstances of this matter, please do not hesitate to let me know. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Best wishes to you in the new year.


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