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Instagram removes photo showing Stoke boy without an eye

Instagram removes photo showing Stoke boy without an eye
From BBC - September 13, 2017

A photo of a 12-year-old boy shown without his eye was removed by Instagram.

Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome. He is missing an eye, eye socket, nostril and ear from one side of his face.

His mother, Charlie Beswick posted a photo of Harry without his prosthetic eye on Monday. It was later removed for "breaching guidelines".

The photo was "incorrectly removed," Instagram told her.

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Ms Beswick, from Stoke-on-Trent, runs a parenting blog and began documenting life with her son's disability on social media six months ago.

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She said it is the second time a photo has been removed and both images were of Harry without his prosthetic eye, showing his eye socket.

"I appreciate that he looks different and people might not want to look at it, but that's not Instagram's decision," she said.

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