FB, Insta allow naked breast pics for Trans, Non-binary people; Ban remains for Cis-women

FB, Insta allow naked breast pics for Trans, Non-binary people; Ban remains for Cis-women
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Meta Oversight Board has allowed transgender and non-binary people to display their naked breasts on Facebook and Instagram. However, the new policy of the company continues to forbid similar posts by cis-gender women.

Meta has been asked to ‘free the nipples’ at its Oversight Board’s recommendation, stating that the ban on bare breasts violates ‘human rights’ of women, transgender and non-binary people.

This decision comes as a boon for artists who can now freely share their artwork on Facebook and Instagram.

Meta’s Oversight Board, composed of academics, politicians and journalists, made the recommendation based on Instagram’s ban of two posts by a couple – a transgender and a non-binary – who posed topless but covered their nipples to enhance awareness around top surgery.

The Oversight Board finds that removing these posts is not in line with Meta’s Community Standards, values or human rights responsibilities. These cases also highlight fundamental issues with Meta’s policies.
Such an approach makes it unclear how the rules apply to intersex, non-binary and transgender people and requires reviewers to make rapid and subjective assessments of sex and gender.
the board said.

The board’s move has been welcomed by the company that had already restored the images, agreeing they should not have been taken down.

Source: FirstPost

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