Facebook now has a problem with you saying you’re ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ among other things

Facebook now has a problem with you saying you’re ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ among other things

Facebook certainly doesn’t mind if you’re gay, but a new rule forces users to keep what they do in the bedroom to themselves. Or at least move the conversation to Messenger.

The new content policy makes things like saying you’re a ‘top’ or a ‘bottom’ off-limits, in a move the social media behemoth says will combat content that “facilitates, encourages or coordinates sexual encounters between adults” and bars “sexually explicit language that may lead to solicitation.”

“Sex positions,” “sexual preference” and any number of other sexy umbrellas pertaining to “sexual hints” are all means for moderator intervention now.

Another common phrase you see a lot — “send nudes” — is a no-no, whether it’s meant as a joke or an actual request. The new rules ban “offering or asking for nude images.”

Via FB’s community standards:

“Do not post content that engages in implicit sexual solicitation, which can be identified by… using sexual hints such as mentioning sexual roles, sex positions, fetish scenarios, sexual preference/sexual partner preference, state of arousal, act of sexual intercourse or activity (sexual penetration or self-pleasuring), commonly sexualized areas of the body such as the breasts, groin, or buttocks, state of hygiene of genitalia or buttocks.”

Understandably, many users have balked at the new guidelines:

One user pointed out the timing of the change, so close to Tumblr banning all adult content:

A Facebook spokesperson defended the changes, which were implemented in October, to PC Mag: “This change was prompted, in large part, by conversations with our content reviewers, who told us that the sexual exploitation policy did not adequately distinguish between exploitation (e.g. ‘My ex was a slut. Look at the photos she sent me.’) and solicitation (e.g. ‘Looking for swingers. Friday at 8 PM, [name of bar]. Wear pink.’).”

The spokesperson continued: “We’ll be putting out the minutes from our policy development meeting at which these changes are discussed and adopted, and we’ll also publish updates to our Community Standards so that people can track changes over time.”

As previously mentioned, news of Facebook’s sexual word policing comes as blogging site Tumblr will soon remove all adult content from its platform, much to the chagrin of many LGBTQ users.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Previous WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND…FAST (A KITO STORY)
Next Someone Is On Twitter Acting Like A Crusader Against Straight Men And Impersonating Kito Diaries As Well

About author

You might also like

The Happenings 11 Comments

The Real Story Behind The Pope’s Meeting With Kim Davis

This is what it sounds like when a pope gets mad. On Friday, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi released an extraordinary statement, personally approved by Pope Francis, debunking nearly everything

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 17 Comments

Woman Claims She’s the Real Cookie Lyon, Sues ‘Empire’ Creators

A Detroit woman named Sophia Eggleston, who says she is the “real-life Cookie Lyons,” has filed a $300 million lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and Fox, claiming that Daniels

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
The Happenings 16 Comments

Marc Anthony Is Kissing Everybody, And That’s Okay. But His Wife’s Not Having It

Hearts and mouths were aflutter after Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez shared a kiss at the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards this week. Following their duet of “Olvidame y Pega la

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

2 Comments

  1. Colossus
    December 07, 06:57 Reply

    So what do we now talk about? Jesus?

    • Pink Panther
      December 07, 08:18 Reply

      Hehehee. Let’s start an online Bible study class to test that theory.

Leave a Reply