How do I handle inappropriate photos on Facebook?
November 29, 2010 8:23 PM Subscribe
What should I do about inappropriate content on Facebook?
posted by Felex to human relations (27 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was looking at my News Feed on Facebook when new photos were uploaded by a friend. Unknowingly I began to browse though the wash of normal photos that he had posted when it came to photos of his human biology class. Mostly normal stuff, lab photos with friends and a few photos of lecture slides.
Stupidly I clicked on a blurry brown photo only to discover I was looking at half a melting human face. This was not what I was looking for. Looking at the album I found several cadavers in various states of dissection. Yes; I should have known better, yes; I was pissed that I saw it. This is the kind of shit that gives me nightmares.
I want my friend to understand that posting images like this is inappropriate. I want them to be taken down in the most drama free way.
I see several options, I could write them a note telling them how I feel and asking them to take them down. I could flag them on Facebook. Or I could ignore them completely.
I do not want to be the crazy guy who tries to censor the net. If I am completely out of bounds here and should just forget about it let me know.
Part of my unease with the photos is that if they are in my Newsfeed they are most likely the first thing that 200 people will see when they look at Facebook. Again, I really do not want to be the internet police, but the images have been posted for three days. I was hoping that someone else would be the crazy guy but they are still up.
I am neither a good friend of the person, nor free from social obligation to him. Basically I will see this person in the future and would like for it to not be awkward.
I am sure that this is against school policy and I would not be shocked if he could get in serious trouble for posting them. This is something else that I would like to avoid.
I want to know how you would handle this and if I am crazy.