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22 July 2017

Bad Girls Advice group removed from network over bestiality posts

Bad Girls Advice had more than 200,000 members.

WARNING: Graphic content

FOR months a hidden, gender exclusive Facebook group Bad Girls Advice was allowed to operate despite a series of distasteful posts crossing the line of decency.

Now it appears the constant campaigning for the group to be removed has been successful, with Bad Girl’s Advice finally wiped from the social media platform.

According to members wanting to remain anonymous, the group was shut down on Friday after BGA administrators approved content condoning bestiality, sparking uproar.

“From what I can tell, BGA was shut down following a post that defended a young woman engaging in bestiality regularly with her dog,” a member told news.com.au

“A lot of the women in the group were rightfully disgusted and said so. They were then berated by other members for ‘kink shaming’ and not following the golden ‘scroll on’ rule.

“It pretty much tore the group into two camps. Some even went so far as to admit to thinking of trying it out themselves. I can’t say that they were serious or just caught up in the argument, but it was pretty disturbing.”

A sample of the heated debate that got the group removed from Facebook.

A sample of the heated debate that got the group removed from Facebook.Source:Supplied

Despite members of the group confirming the group has definitely been shut down, one administrator has boasted on her Instagram account that Bad Girls Advice would return.

The post attracted the attention of members who were upset by the group being shut down.

“Devastated! Having BGA withdrawals already,” commented on user.
“Sooo devo! Just bought a sticker! Will still put it on my car! BGA for life,” added another.

Members questioned whether the group would be back in its original form or in a newly formed group, as was the case with Blokes Advice.

“Is there a new group or are we waiting on the old one to be brought back?,” wrote one user.

“I was wondering if there is another group cause I’ve seen so many people saying there is but @aimstagram told us to stay calm (sic). Unsure of what to do. #pray4BGA,” added another.

However, since this story went live, group admin has changed her instagram account to private, although her original post has been republished by other members.

The admin member claims there is already a new group.

The admin member claims there is already a new group.Source:Supplied

It is unclear why Facebook deemed this the straw that broke the camel’s back, with the social media platform refusing to remove the group previously despite evidence of it sharing unsolicited naked photos, condoning violence against men, promoting bestiality and publishing memes making fun of the Manchester bombing attack.

One of the threads making fun of the tragic terrorist attack.

One of the threads making fun of the tragic terrorist attack.Source:Supplied

When asked at the time why it had removed the male exclusive group Blokes Advice for similar reasons but not the female version, Facebook supplied the following statement:

“A group will only be removed where the majority of the posts in the group violate our Community Standards. If only a small number of posts in a group violate our policies, then those specific posts will be removed and not the entire group,” a spokeswoman told news.com.au.

So even though the Community Standards strictly condemn violence and graphic content, sexual violence and exploitation, and bullying and harassment, Facebook let Bad Girls Advice continue because its offensive comment didn’t cross an undisclosed threshold.

News.com.au has contacted Facebook for comment.

Do you think Bad Girls Advice should have been removed? Continue the conversation in the comments below or with Matthew Dunn on Facebook and Twitter.

matthew.dunn2@news.com.au

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