Memes have become a viral part of the news cycle, as people boil down big stories into pictures or use a joke to help digest an otherwise horrible thing. In the midst of public, digital discussion about Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist who also happened to swim, a meme that simply says "My name is Brock, I'm a rapist" kept mysteriously disappearing off Facebook. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Gizmodo that they removed the original post.
Like many a meme, it likely originated on Imgur.
Facebook didn't flag the image for its lack of a proper apostrophe, but for confusion over whether or not it constituted bullying of a "private" individual.
Because people were sharing the post on Facebook, they noticed when it had been taken down.
A user accused Facebook of a sexist double standard, pointing out the same white male privilege many called out after Turner's sentencing.