Playboy says it’s quitting ‘sexually repressive’ Facebook


Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cooper Hefner, the son of late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, said late Tuesday that the publication would be leaving Facebook.

The platform’s “content guidelines and corporate policies continue contradicting our values,” Hefner wrote in a statement he posted to Twitter. “We’ve tried to craft our voice for the platform, which in our opinion continues to be sexually repressive.”

Recent allegations of Facebook’s role in enabling interference in U.S. elections “demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users’ data — more than 25 million of which are Playboy fans — making it clear to us that we must leave the platform,” continued Hefner, the publication’s chief creative officer.

Hefner’s announcement comes a few days after Elon Musk said he deleted his own page, as well as those of two of his companies, Tesla and SpaceX, in response to the #DeleteFacebook protest following recent news reports.

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