Looks like Facebook is having a hard time seeing the big picture. The site banned a Washington woman’s inspirational weight-loss photo!
In the pic, Marilyn McKenna, who recently lost more than 100 pounds, is posing in a single leg of a pair of her old pants. Facebook claims the photo violates their terms of service because it promotes “idealized physical appearances.”
Apparently McKenna paid to have the site “boost” the image for it to reach more viewers. Because of that, the picture is considered an ad and subject to different terms.
According to Facebook, those terms “require advertisers of weight loss…products to limit the audience of their ads to people aged 18 and over.” Sounds like this misunderstanding is as big as McKenna’s old pants.