‘Free The Nipple’: Facebook, Instagram Told To Lift Bare Breasts Ban

  • A Meta advisory board is calling for photos of bare breasts to be allowed on the tech giant’s popular Facebook and Instagram platforms after complaints that the old policy discriminated against gender-fluid users.
  • The Oversight Board, which is made up of academics, politicians, and journalists who advise Meta on its content moderation policies, recommended on Tuesday that the tech giant alter its adult nudity restrictions “so that it is governed by clear criteria that respect international human rights standards.”
  • The board, which claims its decisions are “binding” and that “Meta has to follow them,” determined that that “the [old] policy is based on a binary view of gender and a distinction between male and female bodies,” which makes rules about baring nipples “unclear” for those who do not identify as women.