The AP obtained a screenshot on Friday of one Instagram post from
a woman who offered to purchase or forward abortion pills through
the mail, minutes after the court ruled to overturn the
constitutional right to an abortion.
“DM me if you want to order abortion pills, but want them sent to
my address instead of yours,” the post on Instagram read.
Instagram took it down within moments. Vice Media first reported
on Monday that Meta, the parent of both Facebook and Instagram,
was taking down posts about abortion pills.
On Monday, an AP reporter tested how the company would respond to
a similar post on Facebook, writing: “If you send me your address,
I will mail you abortion pills.” The post was removed within one
minute. The Facebook account was immediately put on a “warning”
status for the post, which Facebook said violated its standards on
“guns, animals and other regulated goods.”
Yet, when the AP reporter made the same exact post but swapped out
the words “abortion pills” for “a gun,” the post remained
untouched. A post with the same exact offer to mail “weed” was
also left up and not considered a violation.
Get your shit together, Facebook.