Inside the room where Facebook decides what 2.3bn people can and can't say

It’s around 9:30am at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and things are getting heated. Or at least as heated as they ever seem to get in this land of free snacks and bright posters. The subject is nudity, and specifically female nipples: who should be allowed to show them? Should they be hidden from children? And what kind of backlash could these decisions provoke? 

One employee, dialing in from Dublin, proposes making an exception to Facebook’s no-nipples policy for indigenous peoples whose traditional clothing leaves their chests uncovered. But colleagues immediately raise doubts, objecting that this could single out non-white people and questioning the wisdom of Facebook deciding...

Original author: Laurence


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