As some of you know, a post I made a few months ago has been viral for the last couple weeks, and as it usually happens with viral posts on tumblr, it ended up on Facebook, on a very nice page called Welcome to the Internet.
I could sit here and complain how a post I made that was meant to be only for the enjoyment of the very few followers I had at the time went viral and put me on the spotlight, specially since said post has a selfie on it (and a very unflattering one too) but this whole thing isn’t even about my privacy being completely violated.
However, I decided to report the post. I reported it and emailed Facebook about when when I received no answer and got absolute nothing back from them. The same happened with another page, Silly Likes, which also published my post. At first this was about me trying to avoid an awful situation in which my in real life friends found my blog, which is heavily charged with anime and just stuff I have no interest on them knowing about me. You know, usual tumblr stuff.
But then I ventured inside the comments section and found a pleasant surprise!!!!! Let’s get started, shall we?
And let’s not forget Avedis K. Keshishian who definitely thought his opinion was very in order and absolutely necessary to point out.
I decided to report these comments and I was absolutely convinced Facebook would take care of it and delete them for my mental well-being.
I reported them under “harassment” and this time I did hear back from them!! Hallelujah!! Except… OH!
Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the comment you reported for harassment and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.
I’d like to point out this is the response I got 10 times for the 10 messages I reported that included the word rape in it. Let that sink in for a second.
There were 10 human beings who straight up admitted to wanting to rape me and when I tried to do something about this, Facebook told me I was wrong. This isn’t harassment, this doesn’t violate their community standards.
What pisses me off about this entire thing is not even that I got these upsetting comments. That’s not at all what bothers me, I’ve already been sexually abused and humiliated, these comments are nothing compared to the stuff I have to life with for the rest of my life. What really angers me is that this is now an acceptable behaviour. This is okay. These are socially acceptable comments and not even a website such a Facebook, who should be a little more concerned about the safety of their community, cares about the ones affected by these words.
Anyways, I would just really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes of your day to report these users, who definitely don’t deserve a bit of sympathy.