[Ed. – Facebook practicing censorship]
A woman who suffers from a painful condition that leaves her skin covered in red blotches bravely decided to share an inspirational picture of her bare face for the first time – only to have Facebook tell her that the image would receive ‘high negative feedback’.
Lisa Goodman-Helfand, 40, a teacher and blogger from the Chicago area, was diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease characterized by the hardening of the skin and connective tissues, when she was 10-years-old. Symptoms of the chronic condition vary from person to person, but for Lisa it means her face is covered with raw, red blotches, which she usually covers with make-up.
But after connecting with fellow blogger and scleroderma sufferer Chanel White, whose face remains pristine as the disease hardens her organs, the mother-of-two was ready to share the image of her bare face for the first time. As a reminder that you should never judge a book by its cover, Lisa posted a side-by-side image of her and Chanel on Facebook, however, when she went to promote the article with a $20 ad, she received an automated message saying the photo had been rejected.