Friday, May 6, 2016

My Nazi Photo Violates Facebook Standards

Last June 18th, the day after a neo-nazi massacred nine people at the historic Emanuel AME Church, in Charleston, South Carolina, I saw a man sitting at the Colman Dock in Seattle wearing a swastika arm band and a black shirt bearing the letters SS.

I took a picture. The next morning I posted it onto my Facebook page. A number of people shared it. The Stranger ran an article about it, which was shared 45,000 times. For a couple of weeks, it generated a lot of discussion.

This morning, some 322 days after I posted the photograph, I received a notice from Facebook that the photo violated their Community Standards and that they have removed my post. They did not identify what community standard I violated. 

The notice from Facebook provided no opportunity to engage them on the question of removal.

I'm re-posting the photo below. Read the Community Standards. Look at the photo. Where is the violation?

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