Viral Mom Briefly Banned From Facebook Over Picture of Daughter on Beach
A North Carolina mother's attempt to re-create the image from the famous 1950s Coppertone ads did not go over well on Facebook. She was banned for 24 hours and faced the prospect of a lifetime ban after users reported her photograph of her daughter and a friend for being pornographic.
Jill White, a professional photographer, snapped the photo of her two-year-old daughter pulling down the bathing suit bottom of her friend. When she posted it, Facebook removed it after receiving complaints and she said she could not log in to her accounts for 24 hours.
After getting back in, she reposted the photo with an emoji over the child's buttocks, and Facebook later stated publicly that White will not be banned permanently for the picture.
The story generated a big response from Fox and Friends fans on Facebook. What do you think of the picture? Did it cross a line?
Here's more from FOX Carolina WBTV:
An official says an account must have multiple reported pieces of content deleted before they disable a Facebook account without the possibility of it being reactivated.
"It is hard. With over 1 billion people using Facebook we have to put in place a set of universal guidelines that respect the views of a wide range of people," a Facebook spokesperson said.
"These policies are designed to ensure Facebook remains a safe, secure and trusted environment for everyone on Facebook," the statement continued.
Facebook officials say White's photo was not removed from Facebook because it was considered pornographic.
The first picture was removed because it displayed her daughter's nude bottom, which falls on Facebook's parameters for deletion.
They say when it comes to photos of children, Facebook takes a serious look at reported photos and work hard to keep the site as safe and secure as possible.
According to Facebook's Terms of Service, there is a "strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people's right to share content of personal importance."
The censored photo that White posted on Facebook has been reported, but has not been removed by Facebook.