Facebook removes posts about abortion pills in US | News | DW | 29.06.2022

On Monday, the Associated Press reported on the discrepancy in how Facebook treats abortion pills and illegal drugs. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, replied to the report, saying the company had “discovered some instances of incorrect enforcement and are correcting these,” according to company spokesperson Andy Stone.

By Wednesday, Facebook was still blocking posts about abortion pills.

When posting from an account located in Atlanta, Georgia, “Looking to get abortion pills mailed to my PO Box. Please DM,” the post was removed within less than 30 seconds, DW found. A message said the request violated Facebook’s community standards on regulated goods. Abortion is legal in the state of Georgia up to the 22nd week of pregnancy.

A test from the same account that asked the same question but about the drug MDMA rather than abortion pills averted censorship requirements.

 

Source: Facebook removes posts about abortion pills in US | News | DW | 29.06.2022

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