Last week Google flagged images from “Gender Queer” as adult sexual content. This week, Big Tech giant Facebook has flagged a story with an Iowa mother reading from the book as violating its standard on sexual content.
”Your post goes against our Community Standards on sexual activity,” Facebook said. “No one else can see your post. We encourage free expression, but don’t allow most content that includes sexual activity.”
Facebook removed the article, which features a Waukee parent reading from the book and showing the school board images from the book.
Facebook’s “standards” on sexual activity are defined as:
*Explicit sexual intercourse where at least one person’s genitals are visible;
*Implied sexual intercourse;
*Stimulation of genitals, anus, uncovered female nipples or breasts.
While Democrat Leader of the Iowa House Rep. Jennifer Konfrst says it is “fringe” parents who are taking aim at these books, the fact that Big Tech giants Google and Facebook have now flagged the content as sexual content that isn’t appropriate for their platforms, any reasonable person would have to question whether it is appropriate for a school library.