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Facebook apologizes for rejecting NC dad’s ‘graphic’ photo

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DURHAM , N.C. — The father of a sick infant says the Facebook social media website has changed its mind and will allow an advertisement to raise money for his baby after all.

WTVD-TV reported that Hudson Bond was born on July 18. A week later his parents found out he needed a new heart.

Father Kevin Bond said the family turned to Facebook to raise awareness and money for medical costs, but the social media giant said a picture of the infant was too graphic.

But Wednesday, Hudson’s dad said he received a personal phone call from Facebook. The company apologized for rejecting the Hudson’s Heart ad, blaming their automated system which accidentally flagged Hudson’s photo. Facebook is offering $10,000 in ad credits to the family.

Read more: WTVD-TV

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