The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to no longer protect the right to abortion has had the effect of a bombshell throughout the country.

Since then, many Internet users have posted messages on social networks to suggest sending abortion pills by post to states where abortion is now prohibited.

But Facebook or Instagram would immediately delete these publications, reports Vice in an article relayed by BFMTV.

The mailing of abortion pills, a legal practice

The quickly deleted messages would mention medical abortion or certain tablets such as mifepristone and misoprostol.

More than 250,000 posts referring to this practice have been recorded in recent days by Zignal Labs.

BFMTV recalls that the mailing of abortion pills has been a legal practice since December 2021 and a decision of the American federal food and drug agency.

Meta's moderation policy in question

This raises the question of the moderation policy practiced by the Meta group, which brings together, among others, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

“Content that purports to buy, sell, trade, request or give away pharmaceuticals is not permitted,” Meta communications director Andy Stone said on Twitter on Monday.

But a test by an Associated Press reporter shows that Meta's rules are sometimes surprising.

The latter first wrote on Facebook: “If you give me your address, I will send you an abortion pill.

The post was deleted immediately.

He then replaced “abortion pill” by “gun” then “cannabis” and, this time, Meta did not flinch…


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