May 31, 2017

Facebook sorry for Tiananmen picture frame rejection

Facebook has apologised for "Incorrectly" rejecting a Hong Kong activist's profile picture frame referencing the Tiananmen massacre. Fung Ka Keung had designed a layer of text, known as a frame, for his profile picture to commemorate the incident. Since December, Facebook has allowed users to design text and graphics as frames to overlay on their profile pictures. Mr Fung said on his Facebook page that he submitted his Tiananmen-themed frame for approval on Friday. Facebook this week reversed its position and approved the frame, following reports in Hong Kong media outlets, some of whom questioned whether it was an act of censorship.

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