Facebook Cracks Down on Adult Content, Spares Playboy?

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Lori Ann Lothian is a sexy daring writer who challenges assumptions about love, sex and relationships in her columns at Huffington Post and elephant Journal and in feature articles at the Good Men Project, Origin Magazine, Yoganonymous, Better After 50 and more. Former editor of the relationship section of elephant Journal, she is now a senior editor at the Good Men Project. Follow her on Twitter andGoogle. Stay informed, sign up for Lori’s mailing list here.

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  1. Hi Lori,
    Great post.
    Thankfully my FB page was not taken down last weekend … although I did receive a warning from FB about buying ‘sponsored ads’. My recent ad for ‘Awaken the Goddess Within’ Sensuality Coaching was deemed ‘adult content’ and I was warned that if I tried to ‘buy’ another ad, my page would be taken down. (even though FB asks me every day to buy more ads!!)
    Definately very vague standards
    Kind Regards Kim xx

  2. We loved the Rebelle Sex page :( They haven’t touched our page for our site as of yet (knock on a woody) http://www.intothelifestyle.com – we would love to have you share your content on our social network!

  3. Lori Ann Lothian says:

    thanks James. Please be careful not to invest in FB as of yet…as a business platform it is riddled with mine fields. I have another article coming out this Monday detailing this.

  4. Well I hate to say it, but Facebook does provide the platform, programming and everything else to these users for free… even if content is what brings more users, and thus people who spend money and make FB able to survive… In the end, it’s THEIR business, and I guess they can do what they want. Most people I know are pretty over FB and trying to figure out what it’s going to do next, having spent thousands on landing pages, and various other tools, only to have them eradicated with timeline. Facebook has been on the decline for some time.. and these types of moves are what will bury them. *Prediction*

  5. We also somehow survived the two black Saturdays… I wonder – how long more. Our site is not hard core kink, just light accents, but we do promote our book – which is erotica, so obviously I won’t post pics of cats or other cutesies there – but stuff that will inspire imagination. I doesn’t have to be a nude, but I’ll always add some suggestive comment to it…
    Anyway, I’ve read all the sites that have been closed may reopen at BDSM Friend book… Well, for now, I’m copying the contents of the page – especially those comments I so painstakingly wrote…
    facebook.com/HekatesPassage

  6. John Anderson says:

    “Some page owners are accusing the Feminist coalition, Women, Action & Media (WAM) for this latest Facebook crackdown”

    Probably because it’s true. Had these organizations not pushed, there would be no crack down.

    “But spokeswomen from WAM’s Facebook Page ardently deny any involvement in this latest purge.”

    Unfortunately, you break it you bought it.

  7. I run a facebook page called sexy chicas of motocross, an I have yet to receive any complaints or anything, all the females on bikes I post are all in bikinis and thongs but show zero nudity, just skimpy clothing and bathing suits, check it out if your on facebook and leave a comment so I know you been there

  8. Hi Lori

    Long time no see…I’m just wondering, I often get a post from some petition website that states that FB is allowing child porn to go unchecked on its pages. Do you think this is true? Have you heard of this at all?

    • Facebook doesn’t do much about child porn unless we mass report it. I have many friends with Anonymous who run ops to find and report cp pages and it’s a never ending battle there are so many of them. I haven’t checked in with any ops to see how it is since this change but before it was hit or miss whether or not fb would agree with us that it was cp. A lot of times they left it up.

  9. I’m confused because my page was unpublished for being pornographic but there isn’t anything even remotely pornographic about the topic or the content. I still haven’t gotten it back yet.

    • Lori Ann Lothian says:

      I am curious what your page was about? I have heard of many pages wondering why their content was unpublished, but for the most part they had (inadvertently) or purposely pushed the envelope on nudity (hint of nipple, or g-string…which as the article shows, seems okay for Playboy facebook…)

  10. Thanks for the article. I own a female wrestling company that is clearly not pornographic, with no nudity, never will be, but we worry about our long term future on Facebook as well.

    Sure, many of our ladies dress sexy. But, the only ones seeing the posts (or should be) are people who like our fan page.

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