Mom says Facebook threatened to ban her for life over photo of daughter

HICKORY, N.C. (PIX11) — A North Carolina mom claims Facebook threatened to ban her for life after she posted what the social media giant deemed a “pornographic” photo of her young daughter.

Jill White, who is a photographer, posted a photo of her two-year-old daughter recreating the “Coppertone Girl” ad. The photo showed the little girl’s buttocks and was reported to Facebook, according to WBTV.

White was banned for 24 hours. She then re-posted the photo, only this time her daughter’s buttocks were blurred.

That photo was also deemed inappropriate and White claims Facebook threatened her with her a lifetime ban.

Once the story began being reported across the country, Facebook spoke out, saying that they never threatened the mom with a lifetime ban.

“It is hard. With over 1 billion people using Facebook we have to put in place a set of universal guidelines that respect the views of a wide range of people,” a Facebook spokesperson said.

The company says they removed the first photo because it qualified for deletion for showing her daughter’s bottom.

In order for an account to be permanently deleted, Facebook says that the account must have several infractions of posting inappropriate content.

The censored photo has since been restored and has not been removed from Facebook.