Facebook updates Instagram’s nudity policy after Oversight Board recommendation

Facebook updates Instagram's nudity policy after Oversight Board recommendation

A month after the fresh-faced Facebook Oversight Board published 17 recommendations for how the platform could improve its content moderation, Facebook has responded with a resounding “OK, but it depends.”

One of the more significant changes Facebook will adopt relates to Instagram’s nudity policy, to clarify that “health-related nudity” is allowed. The Oversight Board, which is an independent entity that rules on knotty content cases across all of Facebook’s platforms, recommended that Facebook update Instagram’s community guidelines around adult nudity to clarify that some nudity — if it is health-related, photos of breastfeeding, giving birth, breast cancer awareness, gender confirmation surgery, or in an act of protest — is allowed on the platform. Facebook agreed. It will take a while for that to go into effect holistically, but Facebook says it’ll provide progress updates. Read more…

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