A Denver-based birth photographer named Monet Nicole Moultrie had posted a video on the eve of Mother’s Day back in May 2017 which was titled, “Birth Becomes Her.” Seven months later, the world’s largest social media platform has decided to remove the video, without providing any prior notice or warnings for the same.
Photographer Nicole Moultrie was shocked to find that not only was her video taken down but her account was banned as well. The reason Facebook provided her was that the content she posted had violated the community standards of Facebook.According to a report published by IBTimes, the video – which was posted sometime last year – quickly went viral. The video showcased mothers as meeting their newborn babies for the first time.
The video managed to attract over 100 million views since the time it was posted in May 2017. After having her account banned, Moultrie took to her official blog website, addressing Facebook while she expressed her disappointment over what had happened. In the post, she wrote that the video did not consist of any type of explicit nudity. The video was removed for “violating community standards,” but she doesn’t understand why her account had been taken down as well.
“Yesterday evening, as I was nursing my daughter, I got logged out of Facebook,” Moutrie. “As soon as it happened, I knew what it meant. I logged back in and was prompted to go through all of my photos and to select any with nudity. Of course, there was none. For some reason, after this video was viewed and shared by millions of people around the world for over six months, Facebook decided that these moments were no longer worth seeing. Even though these moments do, in fact, follow the nudity standards,” Moutrie added.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s website read, “We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but our intent is to allow images that are shared for medical or health purposes. We also allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.”