Facebook has taken a hard line about ‘sexual solicitation’ in its new policy

 Facebook has come under fire for its new policy

Source: The Sun

FACEBOOK’S new policy on sex chat could get you all hot and bothered – but for all the wrong reasons.

The social media giant has tightened up is content-moderation policies to stop people talking dirty.

It has now specifically banned “sexual slang” as well as any hint of “sexual roles, positions or fetish scenarios”.

Even simply mentioning “looking for a good time tonight” when soliciting for sex is out.

The US company updated its “sexual solicitation” policy on October 15 but it is only now that users have started to take notice.

Many social media users think the California company, run by its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, has gone too far, calling it “horrifying”.

One commentator on Twitter wrote: “Facebook‘s new ‘sexual solicitation’ policy is horrifying. It bans, among other things, erotic art (even non-explicit), talking about kink, talking about your boobs or butt, mentioning your preferences in sexual partners, ‘sexualized slang,’ and ‘vague suggestive statements.’”

 Facebook's new community standards on sexual solicitation

Jennifer Scheurle wrote: “Facebook’s updated community standards are f***ing WILD! Stating your sexual orientation is now literally against the rules and is seen as solicitation. Also butts are not ok anymore either. F**k this so much. Everything about it.”

Laurie Voss said: “Facebook’s community standards on sexual solicitation appear to ban saying ‘I’m gay’. This seems worthy of correction @facebook.”

A Facebook spokeswoman told The Sun Online: “Stating one’s sexual preference or partner preference does not violate our policies around sexual solicitation.

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