Facebook's ‘Community Standards’ Only Apply to Conservatives
Pro-abortion groups on the University of Cincinnati campus created a Facebook page whose profile picture was a graphic picture of a woman's vagina. Supposedly in response to pro-life displays featuring pictures of aborted babies, the University of Cincinnati's gay and feminist groups are planning to put up giant billboard images of vaginas on Thursday, and the Facebook page is part of the effort. The University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Alliance, UC Feminists, and Planned Parenthood are partnering to host discussion panels today while the images will go up as an "art" display tomorrow called "Re-envisioning the Female Body."
The photo on the pro-abortion page is a clear violation of Fancebook’s “Community Standards” in both the “nudity” and “graphic” sections. But let's get real here: Facebook's censorship rules only apply to causes the company disagrees with.
Facebook has a history of choosing politics over consistency. Just over a month ago, former Saturday Night Live actress Victoria Jackson was banned from the network for posting a graphic photo of abortion. Meanwhile, Facebook apologized for temporarily censoring an abortion activist who gave instructions on how to perform a self-abortion.
Abortion is not the only issue that Facebook takes sides on. Homosexual activism and anti-religious pages that often feature graphic and offensive images that would also fit under the community's “hate speech” rules are given a pass as well.
Last year, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Christian apologist Dr. Michael Brown were both censored by Facebook, in separate occasions, for creating pages in favor of traditional marriage.
Clearly, Facebook is less interested in maintaining community standards than in bolstering liberal standards. The network should apply its community standards fairly across the board, or abandon them altogether.