Hundreds of women, many of them engaging with the Me Too campaign to stamp out sexual harassment, have found their messages removed and accounts banned.
Female comedians and others have spoken out against the move, which also saw a number of protesters who posted 'men are scum' to highlight the problem banned. Scroll down for video Facebook has come under fire for letting trolls post disparaging remarks about women to the site, but suspending female users who respond.
Millions of people have used the hashtag MeToo to come forward with their experiences on social media, including many celebrities. But Facebook's moderation procedures have been called into question by the women who have received a ban for posting their thoughts. The 'men are scum' protest began in part as a response to comic Marcia Belsky receiving a 30 day ban from Facebook in October, for using the phrase as a throwaway comment on a friend's Facebook profile.
In late November, after the issue was raised in a private Facebook group of nearly female comedians, women pledged to post some variation of 'men are scum' to Facebook on November 24 in protest. Nearly all of them were banned.
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Boston-based comedian Kayla Avery created a website and campaign group, called Facebook Jailedbased around her experiences being banned from the social network around 10 times. Her most recent crime?
Posting a message reading 'men continue to be the worst. Facebook is absolutely silencing women.
The Me Too campaign was launched in the wake of revelations around male celebrities, notably Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, abusing their positions to sexually harass and assault women.