Facebook apologizes for leaving up picture that promoted beating women
In some areas, Facebook’s content standards are very strict: virtually any nudity, for example, is absolutely forbidden, as is content that contains hate speech or threatening language. Groups that operate under the banner of “controversial humor,” however, can occupy a gray area in Facebook’s accepted speech policy, where vicious bigotry is allowed as long as the posters claim they’re being funny. The company has faced particular criticism for allowing sexism or violence against women — but now, Facebook has apologized for what it calls a “mistake” towards one photo in particular.
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Facebook apologizes for leaving up picture that promoted beating women

In some areas, Facebook’s content standards are very strict: virtually any nudity, for example, is absolutely forbidden, as is content that contains hate speech or threatening language. Groups that operate under the banner of “controversial humor,” however, can occupy a gray area in Facebook’s accepted speech policy, where vicious bigotry is allowed as long as the posters claim they’re being funny. The company has faced particular criticism for allowing sexism or violence against women — but now, Facebook has apologized for what it calls a “mistake” towards one photo in particular.