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Facebook: Marine Corps Emblem “Violates Community Standards”

July 29, 2015

A popular military themed Facebook page called “Locked and Loaded” was unpublished last Monday over an image of the Marine Corps emblem with a black ribbon over it reading “In Remembrance.” The page was covering the death of Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells who died in the Chattanooga shooting.

According to Facebook, the image “violates community standards.” This outrageous ruling by Facebook prompted outrage across social media.


Additionally, one of the moderators had his personal account partially disabled by Facebook for posting the same picture.

“I am just speechless as to how this violates community standards.” said page administrator Robert Combs.

Here is a screenshot of the image and reasoning by Facebook:



From the Examiner:

Late Monday, Facebook unpublished the popular pro-military “Locked and Loaded” page, while telling administrators that a picture of the United States Marine Corps emblem with a ribbon marked “In Remembrance” violated their community standards. Jason Light, an administrator from Atlanta, Georgia, told Examiner in an exclusive interview the page was covering the funeral and burial of Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells, who was killed in Chattanooga.

Administrator Robert Combs also received a three-day ban over the image of the Marine Corps logo. Combs told Examiner all he can do for the next three days is chat, but he intends to replace the page.

“I am just speechless as to how this violates community standards,” he said. The screenshot provided by Light did not indicate why the image was yanked, other than Facebook’s claim it violated their standards.

Read more at the Examiner

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