Facebook is making me cross
Last night I posted a picture of these knitted elephant shorts
to my knitting blog's page on Facebook.
[More:]It got a lot of likes and over 40 shares. This morning when I tried to get on Facebook, I found that the elephant shorts picture had been removed for "violating community standards" and that I had been blocked from posting to my blog's page or my personal page for 12 hours.
The removal pisses me off a little but the ban really makes me mad. What's the point of giving me a time out? Moreover the elephant shorts have been posted elsewhere on Facebook and are still up, with more than 1200 shares. (I didn't use that one because it had a "Winter is coming" caption on it that I didn't want to include.) I realize the shorts wouldn't be everyone's taste, but it would be easy for anyone to hide it from their newsfeed or unlike my page if they didn't want to see it. I cannot see why there was need for Facebook to intervene.
But then Facebook has a history of this sort of thing. Pages blaming rape victims for being raped are allowed to remain up until the public outcry is considerable, but the merest suggestion of cock is removed promptly. Such a double standard. And of course they're inflexible because they can be. Grrr.