Following a mass posting of a gay kiss photo Facebook has been forced to apologise for removing it in the first place.
The image, of a gay kiss on UK soap EastEnders, was removed for being “sexually suggestive” and “abusive”. It was used by US writer Niall O’Conghaile to accompany a blog post about the ‘kiss-in’ held to support the couple kicked out of London pub for kissing.
Richard Metzger, the editor of the Dangerous Minds blog where the news story was published, posted the story on Facebook but received a warning from site administrators about the image.
Facebook said in a statement: “The photo in question does not violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and was removed in error. We apologise for the inconvenience.”