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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Facebook apologizes after it gets slammed for removing photo of firefighter with severe burns

A Swedish firefighter Lasse Gustavson, who has lived with severe burns on his face for almost 35 years, has received an apology from Facebook after they deleted a photo he shared on the social networking site.

Gustavson, who recently turned 60, shared a photo to celebrate his birthday & his friend,  Lindeblad reposted the photo, which was immediately taken down by Facebook's policy monitoring team.

The picture was posted again and in minutes got 200 likes, Facebook took down the photo again and upon his third attempt to upload the photo, he explained his ordeal of how Facebook took down his photo, it was shared more than 30,000 times in three days, an action he described to CNN as a form of "public protest."

"Very '1984,' " he said of the action.
"I was shocked, I didn't think it would go so viral," he said in an email.
"A few Swedish people with severe burn damage contacted me and explained that it is common practice at Facebook to treat photos of people with serious burn damage the same way you treat photos with sexist or racist content," Lindeblad wrote in his report to Facebook.
"What a despicable policy."
Facebook upon seeing the report, sent an apology and the third picture wasn't taken down. According to Lindeblad, Facebook said 'it was an error'
"It is nice to see for once that we made a case against the big corporation," he said.

27 comments:

Juliet Iwuno said...

Better! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Facebook is like the APC




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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Alright

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Alright

Odibe Blessing said...

Okay

Uju Phil said...

An error indeed! Smh

Bonita Bislam said...

Nice one Zucky.The strongest man is the one who knows when he is wrong and has the balls to admit it

Ogenah Boris said...

Why would they even remove the picture

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Facebook sef! Nsogbu people

livingstone chibuike said...

Very gud as dey apologised

Anonymous said...

Please Don't Click On This!!!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay


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evy claret said...

Facebook, why na?


Eva Da Diva...

Alloy Chikezie said...

Still wondering what was the motive for taking down the photo.

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

They goofed big time, what sort of error was that. Good they apologised and did the needful.




. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Vivian Reginalds said...

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Nseabasi Ekpo said...

SORRY BROTHER, FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY ARE DOING

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

Why will they even remove it in the first place....na their face?

optimisticlady said...

Even Facebook makes mistakes •
Feel free to know that Linda Ikeji isn't perfect•
Calm down when you criticise her•
You inspire me Linda!

Chizzy Liz said...

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Nana Luv said...

eyah

uniquechic said...

It's very hurtful though I hope Facebook learns from this

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahhh

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valentino chuks said...

Forgive and forget sir! Though u look scary sha

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