Sorry, stoners: even in states where pot is legal, you still can’t advertise for it on Facebook or Google.
Even though the sites can restrict their ads to specific locations and demographics (i.e., only Colorado and Washington), they still won’t budge on their policies regarding the promotion of recreational drugs, according to Gigaom.
Facebook has temporarily suspended a California woman’s account after deciding photos of her home birth were in violation of its policies.
In December 2013, Venice Beach resident Ruth Fowler used Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to live blog the home birth of her son, Nye. She also documented her post-delivery trip to the hospital, where she went to treat her excess bleeding. By posting the candid photos, Ms. Fowler hoped to normalize the birthing process and help spread awareness about alternatives to giving birth at the hospital.
The photos included shots of her experiencing labor pains, preparing for the birth in a tub after her water broke, resting with and breastfeeding her son and donning an oversize diaper to catch excess blood.
Though Ms. Fowler told Betabeat she had received a surprising number of supportive emails, she noted that one entity isn’t quite as thrilled with the photos of her childbirth process and placenta: Facebook.