Meta is Removing Posts Mentioning Abortion Pills

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Meta has decided that posts on Facebook and Instagram mentioning abortion pills shouldn’t be around, and thus it has started to remove them. After the recent ruling of the supreme court in the US regarding abortion, the situation on social media got out of hand.

The Guardian brings the news about Meta eliminating posts on Facebook and Instagram about abortion pills. There has been an increase in posts on social media regarding abortion pills and how people can get their hands on them. Meta’s decision is somewhat surprising, considering that some of the posts were just providing information about how people can get abortion pills in the US in a legal way.

Meta forbid employees to discuss abortion

Meta’s policy regarding abortion pills shouldn’t surprise anyone. Back in May, new information surfaced online about the tech giant forbidding its employees to talk about abortion while they are at the workplace. The motivation behind such a decision was that the company is in danger of becoming a “hostile work environment.”

Janelle Gale, who is VP and HR at Meta, said, according to The Verge, that “even if people are respectful, and they’re attempting to be respectful about their view on abortion, it can still leave people feeling like they’re being targeted based on their gender or religion.”

Here’s an interesting fact that amnesty.org tells us about:

According to the Guttmacher Institute, a US-based reproductive health non-profit, the abortion rate is 37 per 1,000 people in countries that prohibit abortion altogether or allow it only in instances to save a woman’s life, and 34 per 1,000 people in countries that broadly allow for abortion, a difference that is not statistically significant.

As of December 31, 2021, Meta could boast about having 2.91 billion users who are monthly active across the world.

Cristian Antonescu
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