‘Dance studio c’ plans to take down its Facebook page
Dance studio c in Melbourne, Victoria, has been contacted by Facebook for its Facebook status update about a video it posted of its owner, dancer Doxa Dance Studio.
“I have contacted Facebook about the video that was posted yesterday,” Doxas founder and director of media, Alex Gee, said in a Facebook post, which was shared by Doxabear Studios and shared by Dance Studio c.
The company said in the post that it would “remove the video and remove the associated content within 24 hours.”
Doxes video has since been taken down.
A message was left with Facebook for Doxametrics.
“We appreciate your concern and we’re investigating,” the company said.
Facebook did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on Friday about whether it would take down the video.
Facebook says it takes down content that violates the company’s community standards, but it says it will not remove the content if it violates the law.
Facebook said in 2016 it had removed more than 1,000 “disparaging or abusive” content, including “hate speech” and “incitement of violence.”
A spokesperson for Facebook told ABC News that it “does not remove content on the basis of the content’s content, but will take down content in the context of our community standards and policy.”
The company also said it “disables accounts and pages that violate our community guidelines” and that the company does not remove people’s accounts because they violate its community standards.
Dox’s Facebook page was also removed.
The Victoria Police Department’s Counter Terrorism Squad, which is responsible for policing the city’s dance scene, told ABC radio that the video “does appear to be highly offensive and does contain inappropriate language.”
“This video appears to have been filmed in Victoria, but we are investigating it as an offence under the Act,” Detective Sergeant Steve O’Keefe said.
Daxa has been a Melbourne-based dance studio for more than 10 years, but the studio closed down in February, after Doxahat Studios, a sister company, posted an advertisement on Facebook asking for dancers to work for free.
Doxy’s Instagram page also went dark last week after the owner of the studio, Doxacat Studios in the suburb of Mount Barker, received a threat.
ABC News contacted Dance Studio C for comment but did not hear back by time of publication.