Facebook’s breastfeeding pic news
Facebook releases ‘tolerant’ statement on the issue of breastfeeding pics.
After years of back-and-forth battles, Facebook appears to have relaxed the extent to which it will react to breastfeeding pictures. A brief statement on the social media network’s own page suggests that a change of heart has taken place, according to the Stir.

In the statement, ‘Facebook’ agrees that breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and that mother’s want to share this experience with others, and that most pictures do comply with the social media giant’s policies on nudity.

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In addition, a comment is added that content such as pictures is “almost exclusively” reviewed based on Facebook members reporting content.

In their Ts&Cs, Facebook mentions that there are some limitations on nudity, although they “aspire” to respect people’s rights to share content of personal importance such as family photos of a child breastfeeding.

The adaptation to the rules seems to suggest that Facebook has conceded that breastfeeding pictures are not “obscene” or pornographic/sexual in nature, although how the social network will respond when users report pictures remains to be seen.

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The update to policy does not mention specifics such as whether or not Facebook will allow pictures of a mom’s nipple (in the context of breastfeeding), but depicting any child in a state of nudity remains prohibited.

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