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The creators of an app called Open recently started a petition demanding Facebook stop its censorship campaign against sex-positive dating apps.
Facebook denied its app several times because it lets users identify as being in a couple, polyamorous, or in an open relationship. Credit: Open.
Within two hours of submitting just the general application, we got kickback from Facebook saying that we were not approved because we offer couple and group options, and that puts an emphasis on sex. In a petition on Change.
OrgOpen co-founder Amanda Wilson accuses Facebook of censorship:. Carefully avoid any hint that adults might use your app to find consenting partners to have casual sex with. But this may not be a simple matter of Facebook playing the morality cops here.
It merely reinforced the inherent sexism and female body-shaming standard that big tech so gleefully embraces. Here, however, Ashley Madison, Open, and other dating sites are direct competition with Facebook Dating.
In the past, Facebook let sites such as OKCupid — which has options for couple dating, polyamory, and open relationships — advertise on its platform. Home News General Latest The latest tech news. Channels Plugged Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories.
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This article was published on February 18, Story by Tristan Greene. Credit: Open Psst