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Facebook Has No Standards

What is it? Facebook Has No Standards

When is it? Friday 30th July from 4pm – 4:30pm

Where is it? On YouTube.

How is it? Pretty good, thanks for asking!

Each time we report a post on Facebook citing hate speech towards disabled people, the response is that it doesn’t breach Facebook’s Community Standards. How can they have standards when they allow hate speech to remain on their platform?

Through our #FacebookHasNoStandards campaign we’re taking on Facebook and pushing for them to change their reporting system to Facebook a safer place for disabled people.

Take 30 minutes of your day to listen to our stories of times people have made assumptions about us because of our disability, find out why we’re putting Nick Clegg in a giant game of Where’s Wally and how you can play a part in making sure social media platforms are a safe place for everyone.

About the speakers

Joey from CYA

About Joey 

I’m Joey, I’m 23 years old and I work for the NHS. I’m an activist and passionate about campaigning because it’s important to me that everyone has a voice. I love art and photography.

About Amanda 

My name is Amanda and I’m 24 years old. I’m an activist with the Coventry Youth Activists. Campaigning is important to me because I like to help with disabled hate online. I go outdoor swimming and I also have an Instagram account where you can find my YouTube using the link in my bio at @it_official_amandas_vlogs

About Molly 

I’m Molly, im 27 years old and I work alongside the Coventry Youth Activists as a community organiser.


Other Podcast Episodes

AFCT Podcast Launch

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Act for Change Together Podcast platforms the experiences of young people across the UK who want to change the narrative on assumptions that have been made about them.

Award winning menstrual health charity Irise International open the Act for Change Together podcast by tackling a big question in activism - how do we engage people in our work who disagree with us?

Mental Health in Education

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Newport Mind present a podcast looking at Mental Health in education, specifically secondary school provision for teachers.

More than a statistic

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Headlines about young people with lived experience of care focus on the negatives. We’re told they’re trouble-makers, don’t do well at school, live their lives on benefits and getting mixed up in crime.

Stop and Search

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Young people of The Warren are joined by the head of stop and search in Hull. We work with many young people who have been through the stop and search process and feel they have been stereotyped not only because of their race but also their age, appearance and gender.

Being a Young Refugee

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) presents a podcast on the false and harmful stereotypes that refugees confront. Narrated by KRAN's Youth Ambassadors, young refugees describe their reality, made worse by common myths about who they are, and what they seek.

Being Trans

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

How would you feel if your very existence was being debated, ridiculed and judged everyday? Not just by the expected crowds, but people who you love and share community with?

Facebook Has No Standards

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We share our stories of times people have assumed we’re not capable because of our disabilities, how this made us feel and how this has pushed us to become activists.

Award winning menstrual health charity Irise International open the Act for Change Together podcasts by tackling a big question in activism - how do we engage people in our work who disagree with us?

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July 30
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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