Facebook banned a photo of one-year-old girl, who suffers from a rare condition that causes her to break out in blisters at the slightest touch.
*Some readers may find images in this post confronting*
Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, posted pictures of Pippa’s feet to raise awareness of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) – which strikes one in 50,000 people.
She claims the social media giant sent her a message branding one image of her daughter ‘undesirable’, shares Daily Mail.
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Facebook told Mrs Atkinson that such pictures are banned because they make users ‘feel bad about themselves’.
The offending image is of Pippa’s foot and reveals the extent of her condition – around 90 per cent of her hands and feet are without skin and red raw.
Mrs Atkinson has previously spoken about how she has to restrain Pippa when she dresses her in bandages to stop her catching any deadly infections. She finds it upsetting as it goes against her motherly ‘instinct’.
Mrs Atkinson, from South Wales, said: ‘I went back to them [Facebook] to say that’s ludicrous and that we were trying to highlight my daughter’s condition.
‘Even after they reviewed it they were still not willing to change their minds.
‘People have told us the images make them feel sick – that’s fine some people have nothing better to do than pick on a baby.
‘But for a huge corporation to say that – that stunned me.’
Facebook said that the image Mrs Atkinson was trying to use ‘depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner’.
It also said that ‘adverts like these are not allowed since they make viewers feel bad about themselves’.
In another story recently a UK mum was disgusted Instagram removed a photo of her son from her account because it was deemed inappropriate. Read her story HERE.
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