Aftermany States have decided to prohibit the right to and thousands of American women are seeking solutions for legal access to . On social networks, associations and individuals publish messages to help obtain abortion pills legally through the postal circuit, and for the past week, it has simply been one of the most “trendy” themes on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
Social assistance yet censored by Facebook andwho have decided to delete all messages and photos that refer to the abortion pill! Associated Press obtained a screenshot of an Instagram post from a woman offering to buy or mail abortion pills, minutes after the Court ruled to strike down the constitutional right to abortion. A message deleted in stride by the social network. Same observation at Vice Media which noted deletions of messages on Facebook.
The term “firearm” is not censored…
To get to the bottom of it, a journalist from tested this censorship, posting this message: If you send me your address, I’ll send you abortion pills. » The message was deleted within a minute and his account was placed with the status “ Warning “. Also in the context of this test, this same journalist published the same message, replacing the term “abortion pill” by “weapon to then “Marijuana”. Each time, the post remained online, contrary to Facebook’s policies.
On the second attempt, the journalist’s account was even suspended for 24 hours
On the side of we published different messages to understand this . Thus, the expressions “pain pills can be sent by post”, “pills” and “abortion” have not been deleted. However, the phrase “abortion pills can be sent by post” was flagged and removed. On the second attempt, the journalist’s account was even suspended for 24 hours.
A fix in progress
When questioned, a spokesperson fortried to justify this censorship, and he explains that Meta prohibits the promotion of the sale of certain articles, in particular firearms, them and pharmaceuticals. On the other hand, he assures that Facebook allows content that gives information on how to access the pills. ” Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, give, request, or give away pharmaceuticals is not permitted, écrit Andy Stone. Content that discusses the affordability and accessibility of prescription drugs is permitted. We found a few cases of incorrect and we correct them ».
Half-heartedly, Facebook confirms that there is zeal in deleting messages, and above all glaring inconsistencies since its moderation does notnot for certain terms, however prohibited, such as “firearm” and “marijuana”.