Facebook is getting slammed for twice removing transfeminine rapper Michete s post expressing solidarity with the Orlando massacre victims.
The company also banned the rapper from the network and sent him a notification that bafflingly included a warning about transmitting underage porn.
The post struck a chord with at least some of Michete s network and started to spread far beyond his own Facebook friends.
We removed the post below because it doesn t follow the Facebook Community Standards, Facebook said in a notification sent to Michete s account.
The company did not respond to a request for comment from Gizmodo, but in a statement to Complex, Facebook said that: The post was removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate.
At that time, Facebook issued the same statement to Gizmodo about the post being removed in error.This might be because Facebook relies heavily on users to report inappropriate posts, and sometimes that system can be gamed or inaccurate reporting can trigger erroneous bans.