Facebook Impulses Bisexual Men To Donate Blood Which Can Be A Hurting Reminder For Society
Aaron Endre; a 33 years old man from San Francisco, he has registered himself on social media site Facebook “as a man interested in another man” in his account profile. He regularly follows the news regarding odd issues, & he is daily targeted with advertisements in his news feed that specify that both Instagram, as well as Facebook, are aware of his sexual orientation. Yet, he has been receiving reminders on his FB news feed to donate blood after every few days, despite his efforts to silent them.
For him, the advertise work as a hurting nudges that he is not presently allowed to donate blood, despite his wish to do so. In almost twenty countries around the world, guy who have physical relation with another man is barred from donating blood altogether. In 2017, for users in India, Bangladesh, & Brazil; Facebook launches a new feature regarding blood donation as part of its Social Good team. This feature also launched in the United States in last month. Using this feature, people can sign up to get notifications whenever neighboring blood donation centers immediately need blood donors.
“Like gay couples, place the same regulations on men who have sex with more than one partners in an unprotected manner and also on drug users,” said by the one Atlantic writer. At least more than a dozen bisexual couples & gay shared on various social media platforms that the FB blood donation tool is not only “offensive” but also “insulting,” and many of them have requested for Facebook not to target them with such reminders. One of the public health experts told that Facebook blood donation tool is a very positive feature overall, especially in the conditions when there is serious unavailability of blood in several areas. But there are consequences in pointing everyone that FB company might not have fully considered. A Facebook spokesperson said that they don’t target users based on their sexual choices or their capacity to donate blood, and this feature was created only to increase awareness regarding blood donation.