In October 2018, Facebook quietly added a Sexual Solicitation section to their terms of service. While some of the policy is pretty standard — such as banning nudity unless it’s deemed “art,” “medical” and/or relates to breastfeeding — but as we all known, everything has two sites, so other sections have people concerned. “Using sexual hints” is banned, which could not only include descriptive and explicit posts, but also mentioning things as vague as “fetish scenarios,” “bisexual dating” and “sexual preference/sexual partner preference.” Worryingly, although this language may be used to sell sex online, it is also used by LGBTQ and other marginalized groups that rely on Facebook to discuss sexual behavior.
Tumblr is a website known for banning images of sexual behaviors, prohibiting adult content to address the issue of pornography being shared on its website. But on the site of bisexual chat room, bisexual tips always exist. When we said Facebook, bisexual dating site should be banned? Some reporters began exploring similar policies on other sites, discovering Facebook's latest unpublished additions.
But Facebook has always had problems supporting marginalized people. From their real name policy to their unfairly applied hate speech policy, Facebook faces criticism that they are at best negligent, and the worst is hostile, not white, fucking guys and/or men. Earlier this year, in another overnight move, Facebook blocked sexual orientation-based advertising targeting, leaving many LGBTQ community organizations scrambling to figure out how to conduct outreach. At the same time, conversion therapy ads appear to be not only allowed to target the LGBTQ population, but especially Bicupid community.
For those who are just beginning to explore their identity, Facebook feels like a closed support and suggestion library. “I have only recently started to explore more with my community and my identity,” said gender equality and gay Facebook user M.E.G. “I didn’t go out until about two years ago, people still “forgot” or misidentified me. Facebook is one of the few places where I can confirm and talk about my identity with my family and friends in a safe way, but now I Very nervous, because talking about my queer dating may be canceled.
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