Never heard of Bumble myself. It is a dating site, and its members obviously post pictures of themselves in hope of finding love. But any pictures which have guns in them, are now verboten. In the name of safety of course because assault pictures or something
Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in the real world. Bumble has a responsibility to our users and a larger goal to encourage accountability offline.
In the past, when we’ve had an opportunity to make our platform safer, we’ve taken action, banning hate speech and inappropriate sexual content from the Bumble app.
As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.
From today on, we will begin the process of moderating all new and previously uploaded photos for the presence of guns.* Our terms and conditions will be updated to reflect this decision.
So, someone with pictures of them at a gun range, something tens of millions of Americans do safely every week, will now have those photos 86ed? Americans looking for love on Bumble who carry firearms, over 15 million Americans carry legally and safely, might have photos erased. Maybe hunters will suffer a similar fate? For what? Being ideology criminals? For owning, and shooting firearms? For sharing that aspect of their life?
Bumble may do what they wish, and they may well lose members over it. I, in no way wish for any governmental body to coerce or force Bumble to change their practice. But, I would hope such practices serve to show how foolish those who run Bumble are.