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Facebook banned picture of woman delivering her own baby for being porn

Georgia Diebelius

Facebook banned picture of woman delivering her own baby for being porn
The mum granted permission for the picture to be made public (Picture: Asia Wire)

Childbirth is amazing, there is no question about it.

But do you know what is even more amazing? Delivering your OWN baby while in labour.

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Which is exactly what one brave mum did in the Dianthus MFM Center in Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

Obstetrician Lin Tzu-hung, who also goes by his English name Jason, shared a photo of the moment on his own Facebook page after asking his patient if he could.

He said: ‘This super brave mum just delivered her own baby. Beautiful.’

It quickly went viral, hitting more than 10,000 likes. But a short while later – it was banned.

Why? Because according to the doctor, Facebook classed the image as pornography.

Facebook banned picture of woman delivering her own baby for being porn
Obstetrician Lin Tzu-hung, who also goes by his English name Jason, shared a photo of the moment on his own Facebook page after asking his patient if he could. (Picture: Asia Wire)

Doctor Lin took to Facebook a second time later in the day to express his disappointment.

He said: ‘Facebook banned my heart-warming mum self-delivery photo as pornography.

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‘I’m very upset’.

Netizens expressed their disapproval of the ban, which is thought to be have been executed by Facebook’s automated system.

The doctor later reposted the same picture to his Instagram account, where it is currently still up.

Facebook banned picture of woman delivering her own baby for being porn
The mum gave birth at the Dianthus MFM Center in Taiwanese capital, Taipei (Picture: Google)

Linking to the post, he said on Facebook: ‘Let’s start following Instagram, then.

‘I was planning to move to Instagram anyway’.

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Facebook has yet to respond to local reports asking for a more detailed explanation of how their anti-pornography regulation works.

But some social media users in Taiwan said they understood why the platform would seek to clamp down on similar images.

Netizen Tseng Ching-yuan wrote: ‘Doctor, your photo was very beautiful; it was full of love. But it was definitely too shocking – not everybody can handle it.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Facebook for comment.

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