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Facebook has banned the use of the words “dancing” and “dance” on the social networking site.
The news comes as it’s been revealed the company’s algorithms have flagged some dancing memes as “hate speech,” including a Facebook meme that featured a man dancing to the tune of a song about a Nazi.
In response to the move, some of Facebook’s top managers and executives have said that the move is not about politics, but is a response to “disrespectful” memes.
Some of the most prominent examples of “dancers” on Facebook include a man wearing a “dances” cap and a “tango” outfit, while a photo of a “fitness model” is captioned with the word “fit.”
The move was sparked by a meme on Facebook about the rise of “birthers” who say President Obama was not born in the United States.
The meme featured a picture of a man who appears to be wearing a T-shirt with the words, “The president is not a citizen of the United states.”
The meme quickly gained more than 4 million likes and more than 100,000 shares.
In April, Facebook announced that it would begin using algorithms to identify hate speech on the site, which includes content that is inappropriate, offensive or hateful.
It’s a move that is not expected to stop the use and proliferation of memes on Facebook.
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