Facebook fall-out over domestic violence images

Facebook has come under fire for refusing to remove images that activists say glorify rape and domestic violence.

Facebook did take action in respect of some of the images brought to their attention, and told the BBC that any content violating their terms were removed. However, some of the images considered to promote domestic violence were still on the site as they did not violate Facebook's policies, prompting a petition to be signed by over 220,000 people. Furthermore, 13 companies are said to have dropped their advertising on Facebook, including Nissan UK and Nationwide UK.

Activists campaigning against domestic abuse posted images of the offending images on their sites, and have collectively called on Facebook to review its policies on content.

If you or someone you know requires legal advice from a family law solicitor in Northern Ireland in respect of domestic abuse, contact Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast or Bangor by calling 0800 840 1363.

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