Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
The social networking site Facebook has reportedly apologized to a Tennessee mother who had allegedly been banned from the site after she posted photos of her infant son, who died from severe birth defect. Memphis’ ABC News station reports:
Heather Walker’s son, Grayson James, died just eight hours after his birth. She posted the pictures to help with the grieving process. But then, “I couldn’t post anything on my page, I couldn’t like anything, I couldn’t share anything,” she said.
Then came this: “Dear Mrs. Walker, We do apologize for the removal of this content and the subsequent warning,” Walker read.
It’s not everyday a billion dollar company makes amends for its transgressions. But that’s exactly what Facebook did after deleting controversial pictures of a dying newborn baby and censoring his mother’s account.