Claim: Facebook is barring users from posting images of nativity scenes.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2013]
Origins: In December 2012 the image and accompanying message reproduced above were widely circulated on Facebook, exhorting viewers to foil that social networking site's alleged efforts to bar or discourage users from posting an image of a nativity scene because some unnamed entity had declared it to be "offensive."
There was nothing to such exhortations. Facebook wasn't then, and isn't now, banning users from posting pictures of nativity scenes, or other depictions of Jesus, or
Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities requires users to agree they "will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence." Ordinary religious images do not meet any of these criteria and thus are perfectly acceptable for posting on Facebook.
Last updated: 28 November 2014