Now Playboy deletes its Facebook account, citing values

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Playboy's main Facebook page was taken down as of early Wednesday, though its versions for different countries such as Germany and the Philippines were still available.

"For years, it has been hard for Playboy to express our values on Facebook due to its strict content and policy guidelines", Playboy Enterprises said Wednesday in a news release. "We have been faced with the only alternative being to alter Playboy's voice in order to meet Facebook's views of what is and is not appropriate on its platform", a statement from the magazine reads. Hefner says that Facebook has been a "sexually repressive" platform but the company has taken the step now because of the recent reports of Facebook meddling with some 50 millions user data during United States elections 2016.

Playboy's main verified Facebook account appeared to have been deleted as of early Wednesday.

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Playboy has reportedly deleted their Facebook page following headlines that a data firm allegedly used users' information to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

It's worth noting that Playboy, SpaceX, and Telsa are, however, still active on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook; a fact that many Facebook deleters seems happy to ignore. "There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices".

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