June 15, 2014: Facebook Changes Breastfeeding Stance
2014 – After a major protest from #FreetheNipple, Facebook decided to adjust their stance on photos of breastfeeding mothers. Facebook implemented the initial ban on December 30, 2008.
The new rule became: Any baby fully engaged in feeding where nipple was covered could remain posted. However, Facebook did have the right to pull down photos if enough complaints were lodged.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 15
- 1752 – Benjamin Franklin flies a Kite
- 1983 – Microsoft eXtended Basic (MSX)
- 1982 – Arcades and the First Amendment
- 2006 – Bill Gates announces he is stepping down from CEO of Microsoft