Facebook has been accused of blocking scores of users from posting an innocuous image of two men kissing because it “violates” the social networking platform’s “community standards”.
According to the administrators of the Have A Gay Day page, more than 100 users have been blocked from logging into Facebook and banned from posting photos for up to 30 days.
In a statement, Have A Gay Day said: “The only thing visible was lips touching”. The photo has been posted numerous times in the past without problems.
The caption ironically read: “Did this picture offend you? Did you ever think, maybe your opinion is offensive?”
This is the message that the Facebook page administrators say that they were sent:-
In January 2013, Facebook apologised for deeming that a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple was “offensive”.
Murray Lipp, the manager of the Facebook page for Gay Marriage USA, was told that he would be banned from posting content on the Gay Marriage USA page for a week after violating Facebook’s “policies and community standards”.
The social networking platform eventually reversed the decision.
PinkNews has approached Facebook for comment regarding its decision to ban users on the Have A Gay Day page.