Facebook disabled more than 14,000 accounts for revenge porn and sexual extortion, and 33 of those incidents involved children, according to a report from The Guardian. The outlet also reported that Facebook moderators escalated tens of thousands of potential cases that month.
Other documents on moderation rules obtained by the outlet reportedly make clear that, as long as the content is between adults, Facebook allows content showing “moderate displays of sexuality, open-mouthed kissing, clothed simulated sex and pixellated sexual activity.” The company also makes allowances for sexual jokes.
The documents, according to The Guardian, offer some examples of approved explicit content, such as “I’m gonna eat that pussy,” or “Hello ladies, wanna suck my cock?” One example cited — “I’m gonna fuck you” — would be approved unless more detail on the act is also included.
The Guardian obtained a trove of documents that outline Facebook’s strategies for removing content. Over the weekend, it began publishing stories from those documents. Today, it also reported on documents suggesting footage of children being bullied was permitted.
Facebook has faced major criticism over how it deals with content moderation. Apart from recent incidents involving violent videos, the company was widely chastised last year for removing a historic photo of a naked Vietnamese girl fleeing from napalm.