I originally posted about BJ McCombs here.
BJ was the victim of a housefire when he was baby and wasn’t expected to live long but lived to be 7 years old. His parents made a tribute page for him on MySpace but his pictures were deleted because MySpace found them to be too graphic.
Not surprisingly this caused an international uproar and MySpace has not only apologized but they also reposted the pictures.
“MySpace’s image review staff has been trained to be sensitive to graphic images uploaded to our site. After working with the McCombs family and determining the context of these pictures, MySpace has made the decision to reinstate them. Our sympathies are with the McCombs family in this difficult time.”
This sounds like the work of an overzealous moderator who is probably now out of a job.