Facebook And Instagram Ban The Promotion Of Conversion Therapies

The Facebook and Instagram rules have been updated to announce the removal of all content promoting Conversion Therapies.

It's over, you won't see any more ads for "conversion therapies" on Facebook and Instagram.

The parent company of the two social networks announced Friday that it would no longer promote these allegedly unscientific therapies that claim to be able to change a person's sexual orientation.

The rules of Facebook and Instagram - part of the same group - have been updated to announce the removal of content promoting these "conversion therapies," which are dangerous to the mental health of those who undergo them.

"We don't allow attacks on people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity," a spokesman for the California-based giant told AFP.

Conversion Therapies: a danger to LGBTQ people.

LGBTQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (or queer).

According to the respected American Medical Association (AMA), these "conversion" interventions include electroshock or food deprivation. "It is clear to us at the AMA that conversion therapies must stop in the United States because of the danger to LGBTQ people," AMA official Dr. William Kobler argued last year.

In 2013, the World Medical Association condemned these "therapies" as human rights violations, deeming them incompatible with the ethics of medical action. A UN expert called for a worldwide ban.

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