When Facebook and Instagram announced they will exclude content that promotes conversion therapy, it was a game-changer that will finally begin to remedy a problem that social media itself inadvertently created: the explosion of conversion therapy into an internet-driven industry that has caused devastating harm to LGBTQ+ people.
Born Perfect was a key stakeholder and is proud to have provided Facebook with key technical guidance to regulate harmful content.
Removing conversion therapy content drastically reduces abusive organizations’ pipeline of fraudulent activity into the homes of youths and adults alike. Read the story and our vision for social-media safety at them.us.
Born Perfect is a survivor-led program created by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in 2014 to end conversion therapy by passing laws across the country that protect LGBTQ children and young people, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices. https://bornperfect.org