Facebook, Instagram Ban Using Eggplant and Peach Emojis In A Sexy Way
Facebook and Instagram are tired of the fruit and veg being used in a sexual way.
The social media giants, which share the same community standards, have released new guidelines that came into effect in September.
Users who post eggplant or peach emojis with a clear sexual context via comment or status updates, videos or images could be banned from the platforms.
An Instagram official told the New York Post that content "will only be removed from Facebook and Instagram if it contains a sexual emoji alongside an implicit or indirect ask for nude imagery, sex or sexual partners, or sex chat conversations.”
10 daily has contacted both Facebook and Instagram.
Facebook's community standards refer to the sexy emoji ban under section 16. Sexual Solicitation.
"Content makes the aforementioned offer or ask using one of the following sexually suggestive elements:
"Contextually specific and commonly sexual emojis or emoji strings," falls under the warning 'Do not post'.
That means anyone who uses the popular fruit or veg emojis in a sexual manner, specifically to solicit sex, could face a ban.
Facebook will also no longer tolerate them being used to censor nude images.