Facebook and Instagram end bare breast ban for trans, non-binary usersTECH
Facebook and Instagram will allow transgender and non-binary users to flash their bare breasts — but women who were born female and who are eager to “free the nipple” are out
Meta’s Oversight Board is an independent body of experts which Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called the company’s “Supreme Court” for content moderation and censorship polic
The Oversight Board has ordered Facebook and Instagram to lift a ban on images of topless women for anyone who identifies as transgender or non-binary, meaning they view themselve
Meta’s Oversight Board“The same image of female-presenting nipples would be prohibited if posted by a cisgender woman but permitted if posted by an individual self-identifying
A “cisgender” person is anyone who identifies as the sex or gender that they were assigned at birth.
The board cited a recent decision to overturn a ban on two Instagram posts by a couple that describes themselves as transgender and non-binary that posed topless but covered their
Meta banned the image, but the couple won their appeal and the photo was restored online.
Meta will rely on “human reviewers” who will be tasked with “quickly assess[ing] both a user’s sex, as this policy applies to ‘female nipples,’ and their gender identit
The proposed change is in response to complaints that the old policy discriminated against gender-fluid users.
The board added that there will be “additional nipple-related exceptions based on contexts of protest, birth giving, after birth, and breastfeeding which it did not examine here,
Meta Spokesperson“We welcome the board’s decision in this case. We had reinstated this content prior to the decision, recognizing that it should not have been taken down.”
Meta Spokesperson“We know more can be done to support the LGBTQ+ community, and that means working with experts and LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations on a range of issues and product
Back in 2013, Facebook took down clips from a documentary called “Free the Nipple” about the movement to allow for female toplessness in public. The film gained a following and
Delta passenger recalls panic after ‘split-second’ near-miss at JFK AirportSEE ALSO
STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST BREAKING NEWSSWIPE UP TO GET STARTED