Bumble is banning all photos with guns on its app, and it’s making a $100,000 donation to March for Our Lives — the organization founded by survivors of the Parkland shooting. Bumble announced in a blog post it will moderate all new and previous photos uploaded to its app to remove any photos that show guns.
The company stated, “As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.”
Bumble is a social network used for dating, networking and making friends. 5,000 employees around the world will look for and remove gun content. This ban will even extend to removing images of knives. People in the military or law enforcement will still be allowed to upload photos with guns only if they’re in uniform.
This isn’t the first time Bumble’s made its platform safer. It’s also taken action on banning hate speech, and inappropriately sexual content. Dating apps should be platforms for openness, exploration and safe conversation, and definitely shouldn’t promote hateful or problematic actions or ideas. That’s why it’s great to see Bumble take steps in protecting users from hateful or triggering activity — keep up the good work!