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"Banned" from Facebook for photos of her son...

Posted by on May. 21, 2012 at 3:43 AM
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So I'm sure a lot of you have already read this but I just read an update of what Facebook's official response was... I'll post that first and the story second...

Curious to know everyone's thoughts on the story. Also some are saying she should have aborted when she learned of his condition. What do you think? I say that if she knew he'd only live a few hrs and had come to terms with that and still wanted to meet him, thats her choice! I'd make the same choice she did because at least I got to see my baby for a few hrs and tell her I love her before the angels took her. 


UPDATE: 5:00 p.m --In a prepared statement from Facebook the company commented on the incident.

“Upon investigation, we concluded the photo does not violate our guidelines and was removed in error. Facebook is a place where almost a billion people share more than 300 million photos a day. Our dedicated User Operations Team reviews millions of pieces of this content a day to help keep Facebook safe for all ages. Our policies are enforced by a team of reviewers in several offices across the globe. This team looks at hundreds of thousands of reports every week, and as you might expect, occasionally, we make a mistake and remove a piece of content we shouldn’t have. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."

Facebook also explained Heather Walker has never been suspended from the site. Instead, the company said it temporarily blocked her ability to upload photos as a consequence of having a photo removed from the site. This happens automatically whenever a user is cautioned for inappropriate content.



James and Healther Walker say Facebook took down photos of their newborn son Grayson James.

KCTV 5 NEWS

James and Healther Walker say Facebook took down photos of their newborn son Grayson James.

A Tennessee mother says she was banned for a day from Facebook after posting photos of her dying infant son who was born without parts of his brain and skull.

After Facebook deleted the photos of the infant, Grayson James Walker, the newborn’s mother reposted them, prompting the social-media giant to ban her from the site for 24 hours, the mother told KCTV 5.

"They allow people to post almost nude pictures of themselves, profanity, and so many other things but I'm not allowed to share a picture of God's beautiful creation," the mother, Heather Walker, of Millington, Tenn., told KCTV.

Facebook’s community standards state that the company can remove content that contains graphic violence, threats, self-harm, bullying and harassment, hate speech or nudity and pornography.

Facebook has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Sixteen weeks into the pregnancy, Walker and her husband Patrick discovered their child suffered from anecephaly, a rare but fatal neural tube birth defect.

When Grayson was born on Feb. 15, they knew he would only have precious few hours to live.

Indeed, he died when he was just eight hours old.

The couple sent a professional photographer to the hospital to document the birth so the family could honor the memory of their son, Gizmodo reported.

They posted several photos on Facebook - some with Grayson wearing a hat, and others exposing the baby's birth defect.

Responding to her troubles with Facebook, dozens of people have shared their support for Walker on the Benefit for Grayson James Walker Faceboek page. One commenter wrote that he hopes the family sues Facebook “for calling their son inappropriate."

Other commenters suggested the Walkers should have terminated the pregnancy when they learned of the child’s fatal condition.

"If you're my friend and you want to see the picture then look at it,” Walker told KCTV. “But if you don't, just like any TV show or anything else you watch, if you don't want to see it you don't have to.”



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/facebook-bans-mother-posting-pictures-baby-terminal-birth-defect-article-1.1081148#ixzz1vUHlUawv

XOXO Ariella♥ 
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by on May. 21, 2012 at 3:43 AM
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hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM
so sad
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hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM
so sad
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Maemae2012
by on May. 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Thats terrible. All of these people up there with half nude photos but her sons was inappropriate...please. What is this world coming to. That's why I do not have a facebook now!

sjump25
by on May. 21, 2012 at 9:31 AM
Very sad
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Thelmama
by Thelma on May. 21, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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They were proud of their baby and wanted to share him with others. I do not for one minute think FB made a "mistake". They purposely removed it but due to bad publicity reinstated.  They saw that baby through love and cherished him.  What fb did was wrong and they know it.  So glad she was reinstated.  My heart goes out to that sweet family.

bch1
by on May. 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM

BUMP!

paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on May. 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM

That's bull shit that they would delete that pic. But what's even worse is that the picture had to have been reported first. Who would report a picture of a dying newborn baby??

paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on May. 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

As for the question, would i have aborted? Yes...I think I would. It would kill me to go through the entire pregnancy and deliver a baby that will die in my arms. I just don't think I'm strong enough for that...

MsAriella
by Member on May. 21, 2012 at 2:44 PM

BUMP!

Renee47
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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How sad my prayers are with the family.

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