FOR many people, posting photographs on Facebook is simply about sharing holiday snaps with family and friends.
For one woman, Facebook was a way of telling family and friends about her breast cancer journey.
Joanne Jackson did so by sharing a photograph of herself after a mastectomy.
The photograph of Joanne was branded akin to “pornography”, for it showed her topless and revealing her operation scar.
It was Joanne’s choice to share the photograph with family and friends.
Facebook took offence. They say the images broke its rules because they contained “nudity, pornography or graphic sexual content.”
Social networks like Facebook are optional, people do not have to sign up, nor do they have to visit pages they don’t want to or look at the photographs people post.
While it is right that Facebook should ensure children are not subjected to inappropriate images, anyone can see that Joanne’s image was not intended to cause offence.
Facebook have now said they welcome mastectomy pictures, as they should, for it’s a reality for a lot of people.