By Alex Bollinger
Facebook and Instagram said that they’re taking steps to ban content promoting conversion therapy on their platforms, and some conservative Christians are complaining that their free speech is being violated by the social media giants.
Representatives of Facebook – which owns Instagram – told CNN Business late last week that they would be taking steps to remove content promoting conversion therapy from their platforms after users complained about Core Issues Trust, a U.K. conversion therapy organization.
“We don’t allow attacks against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity and are updating our policies to ban the promotion of conversion therapy services,” said Instagram’s public policy director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Tara Hopkins.
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