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facebook bans mother for posting pictures of her baby

Posted by on May. 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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rosemagic01
by Holli on May. 19, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Facebook bans mother for posting photos of baby with birth defect
By Jerica Phillips

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(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South mother has been banned from Facebook for the photos she posted of her newborn son.

Grayson James Walker was born on February 15, 2012.  He was born with Anencephaly, a rare neural tube birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.  Action News 5 shared the Walker's story about their sons eight hours of life shortly after he died. 

Heather Walker recently posted pictures of Grayson without his hat on.

"Not long after, Facebook deleted them because of the content" she said.  "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." 

Walker and her Facebook friends decided to re-post baby Grayon's photos in protest, and the mother is now on a 24-hour ban from the social networking website. 

According to Facebook's community standards page, there are nine types of content that may be deemed offensive and removed:

Violence and Threats

Self-Harm

Bullying and Harassment

Hate Speech

Graphic Violence

Nudity and Pornography

Identity and Privacy

Intellectual Property

Phishing and Spam

Walker says her photos of Grayson do not fall into any of those categories.

"I see all kinds of stuff, women's body parts, almost nudity, which is one of their standards, people cursing each other out, just profanity," said Walker. 

Amazed at the amount of support she's received from all over the country, Walker says the photo is raising awareness.

"Just in two days, all these people have messaged me telling me how much God has used Grayson's life to touch them and to work in their hearts and to make them appreciate the children they have, that they have healthy children," she explained. 

But not all messages have been in favor of the photos and to those people, Walker says they can friend her on Facebook at their own discretion. 

"If you're my friend and you want to see the picture then look at it, 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," said Walker.  "But I want to share this with people just like any other person wants to share their baby or their child." 

Copyright 2012 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.
rosemagic01
by Holli on May. 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Posted the story so its easier for those on mobile to be able to see it. 

MumsTheWord571
by Bronze Member on May. 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM
This is so sad!
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JasonsMom2007
by Lisa on May. 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM
Thanks. I'm mobile so I couldn't easily do that


Quoting rosemagic01:

Posted the story so its easier for those on mobile to be able to see it. 


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e-doolittle
by Kelly on May. 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Ridiculous! Glad she is getting support
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shyangelmom
by on May. 19, 2012 at 3:53 PM
:-(


Quoting MumsTheWord571:

This is so sad!

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elzmnsf
by Silver Member on May. 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM
That's just not right! I see all kinds of nasty on fb, and this is just a pic of a baby. I personally didn't even know this was a condition until this season of private practice, and if she generates awareness then good for her! Plus , everyone deserves to share the blessing of a child, even of that child isn't "perfect", whatever that means! Fb should be ashamed!
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WesternNYmom
by Alaina on May. 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM

That is absurd. If other people can post pics of them selves half naked, falling down drunk,  or post profanity, then this mother should be allowed to post pictures of her child.  This makes no sense to me. Just another reason to think about deleting my FB account. I never use it anyway. Sick of the drama on that site. You can't post anything on FB without some jerk insulting you, or making some perverted joke about what you type.

Mama2JoshKatie
by on May. 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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I wonder which of the nine types of content facebook says this falls under, because none of them seem to match to me.

carakitty
by Bronze Member on May. 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I can only begin to imagine that they would put this under the "Graphic Violence" category because maybe they think it looks like somone shot part of the baby's head off?

I think the Mom getting banned is ridiculous and sad as well, but we've all known for quite a while that facebook doesn't have it's head on straight :p

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