Bumble bans fatphobic messages and body shaming

Bumble bans fatphobic messages and body shaming

Bumble is banning body shaming. 

From today, the popular dating app will be modifying its terms and conditions to prohibit unsolicited, pejorative, disrespectful comments about someone’s body shape, size, health, or appearance. Comments that are fatphobic, ableist, racist, colourist, transphobic, or homophobic will also be prohibited. 

The ban will apply to comments made through the dating app’s chat function — so messages that people send their matches — as well as the content in people’s profiles. If a person’s profile, comments, or images contain body-shaming language, Bumble says they will be picked up by automated safeguards and “moderated.” This means that a human moderator will take a look at the profile or message before deciding what action should be taken.  Read more…

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