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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. Zuckerberg introduced a new messenger platform at the event.  (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. Zuckerberg introduced a new messenger platform at the event. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Facebook apologized for refusing to run an advertisement which featured plus-size model Tess Holliday in a bikini. It later reversed its decision, but the ad from the Australian feminist group Cherchez la Femme was originally rejected because the social media company said the image did not meet Facebook's health and fitness policy which does not allow depictions of, "a body or body parts in an undesirable manner."

The news comes as Facebook also announced it will alter its "Trending Topics" after accusations of bias.

Peter Kafka of Recode speaks with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson about the company's ad and news guidelines and how it is dealing with the criticisms.

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This segment aired on May 24, 2016.

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