FB forced to act after #FBRape campaign

Daily mail reports:

Facebook agrees to block content that makes fun of sex assaults against women after furious campaign

  • Hashtag #FBRape had 50,000 tweets and 4,500  support emails in a week
  • Group say Facebook ‘allows content endorsing violence against women’
  • #FBRape calls on companies to pull adverts until Facebook bans material
  • Nissan, Nationwide UK and more have pulled ads until Facebook complies

Women’s action media reports:

Last Tuesday, Women, Action & the Media, the Everyday Sexism Project and author/activist Soraya Chemaly launched a campaign to call on Facebook to take concrete, effective action to end gender-based hate speech on its site. Since then, participants sent over 60,000 tweets and 5000 emails, and our coalition has grown to over 100 women’s movement and social justice organizations.

Today, we are pleased to announce that Facebook has responded with a important commitment to refine its approach to hate speech. Facebook has admirably done more than most other companies to address this topic in regards to content policy. In a statement released today, Facebook addressed our concerns and committed to evaluating and updating its policies, guidelines and practices relating to hate speech, improving training for its content moderators and increasing accountability for creators of misogynist content.

Facebook has also invited Women, Action & the Media, The Everyday Sexism Project and members of our coalition to contribute to these efforts and be part of an ongoing conversation. As part of these efforts, we will work closely with Facebook on the issue of how Community Standards around hate speech are evaluated and to ensure best practices represent the interests of our coalition.

For details regarding Facebook’s response, please visit https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-safety/controversial-harmful-and-hateful-speech-on-facebook/574430655911054

   allowed on facebook!

Date rape drugging – it’s OK by facebook!

original content from:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332548/FBRape-campaign-Facebook-agrees-block-content-makes-fun-sex-assaults-women-furious-campaign.html
http://www.womenactionmedia.org/facebookaction/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2332028/FBRape-campaign-Companies-pull-adverts-Facebook-refuses-remove-anti-women-content.html

from Huffington Post report – from 7 days after #FBRape began-

WAM is already claiming success, reporting that 15 companies – including Nissan UK, House of Burlesque and Nationwide UK, have pulled ads from Facebook.

On Tuesday Sky, American Express and Dove found themselves in the crosshairs.

Marketing Magazine reports Dove – which markets itself as a purveyor of products for “real women” – is now “working aggressively with Facebook to resolve the issue”.

Procter and Gamble’s response was: “We can’t control what content they [our advertising] pops up next to. Obviously it’s a shame that our ad happened to pop up next to it,” Think Progress reports.

While conceding Facebook has proven willing to crack down on other forms of hate speech, including anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and homophobic speech, an open letter calls on the company to take “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence.”

Signed by over sixty feminist groups, it calls for Facebook to:

1. Recognize speech that trivializes or glorifies violence against girls and women as hate speech and make a commitment that you will not tolerate this content.

2. Effectively train moderators to recognize and remove gender-based hate speech.

3. Effectively train moderators to understand how online harassment differently affects women and men, in part due to the real-world pandemic of violence against women.

taken from http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/28/fbrape-will-facebook-heed-open-letter-protesting-endorsement-rape-domestic-violence_n_3346520.html?1369754572

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Committee tackles child sex abuse

reblogging – Public Petitions Committee and Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

Savile Paedophile Investigation – Operation Yewtree has been a massive coverup of the royal and political connections, similar signs for Operation Fernbridge

Reblogging this excellent post about the coverups and lack of effectiveness in Operation Yewtree and Operation Fernbridge.

Savile Paedophile Investigation – Operation Yewtree has been a massive coverup of the royal and political connections, similar signs for Operation Fernbridge

More links on Yewtree – Savile, Cyril Smith

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370439/Jimmy-Savile-was-part-of-satanic-ring

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/379792/Jimmy-Savile-s-Satanic-ritual

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pervert-mp-cyril-smith-was-pals-1546290

Fernbridge
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/first-victim-of-elm-guest-house-1572073

Related post on coverups here – https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/ritual-abuse-media-lies/.

Historic child sexual abuse cover-up in UK children’s homes

Reblogged from theneedleblog concerned child pornography, sexual assault, rape, kidnapping and other offences happening within a London children’s home.

Brent Council Injunction About Greenwich Melanie Klein House

How Dare Councillor Fay !?.

This injunction was granted one month after Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s speech stating

To use children for sexual purposes, whether through the wicked perversion of sexual abuse or through fantasies induced by child pornography, must provoke the strongest outrage and reaction from individuals and Government alike.

The Government has increased the penalties for child cruelty and tightened the law on child pornography by making possession of this material an offence but I am very concerned by recent reports of what is still occurring.

So last year and this year, we are making £7 million available to Local Authorities to train those involved in caring for children, particularly social workers, and student teachers are now taught about child abuse as an essential part of their preparation for teaching.

We are making the largest ever grant to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help them to establish their new training centre.

We have also, as you mentioned, Mr. Chairman, reformed the law so that it is clear, effective and fair. The Children Act of 1989 is the most comprehensive piece of legislation about children ever enacted in this country; it draws on the experiences learned in Cleveland and through the tragic deaths or abused children such as Kimberley Carlisle, Jasmine Beckford and Tara Henry. Above all, the Act seeks the right balance in protecting those too young and vulnerable to protect themselves while preventing excessive and over-zealous intrusion into family life by the State; and in 1988, the maximum penalties for child cruelty were increased from the previous two years to ten years—and rightly so!

Some of these matters, to which we have all had to respond, reflect the darker side of human nature and in tackling them our greatest source of strength comes from that other side of human nature—the reserves of sheer goodness and goodwill which find practical expression every day.

http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/107992