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France Wants To Punish Facebook For Censoring A Painting of A Vagina. Terrible Idea.

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate By Mark Joseph Stern Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World is a stunning work of art, a gorgeou...

Breasts on Facebook: Stop the Censorship, Mark Zuckerberg!

Éloïse Bouton | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Éloïse Bouton

In real life, I was able to appeal this decision, but with you, we cannot click on an "appeal" tab. And since I am a feminist, I cannot stop myself from noticing male chests circulating all over your site without consequence and receive your narrow-minded precepts like a discriminatory slap in the face. Is Facebook chauvinistic?

Facebook In Legal Trouble After Censoring That NSFW 19th Century Painting

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts

This post originally appeared on artnet News. by Coline Milliard Social media giant Facebook has been taken to court by a French user whose ...

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Make It Clear He's Cool With China

The WorldPost | Matt Sheehan | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg isn't just learning to speak Mandarin Chinese. He also seems to want the gatekeepers of China's Internet to know he's...

6 Outrageous Historical Book Bannings

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.23.2014 | Books

Tracing the history of book-banning presents obvious difficulties: Written history, especially prior to the most recent centuries, is far from complet...

These Censored Louvre Statues Prove Facebook's Censorship Laws Are Wack

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts

It's no secret that Facebook is more than a bit priggish when it comes to displaying genitalia, whether on an actual human being or a Baroque marble s...

Breaking the Cycle of Internet Repression

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

It's both the best of times and the worst of times for the free speech rights the network is supposed to support. To break the cycle of repression we must look more closely at the tools protesters and reporters use and ask whether they further the cause of freedom, or just make speakers more vulnerable.

Facebook Backtracks On Beheading Video

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc removed a video of a woman being beheaded from its website on Tue...

Did This Art Project Deserve To Be Censored By Facebook?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

Cuban artist and creative director Erik Ravelo is used to having his artwork censored. He was, after all, the man behind United Colors of Benetton's U...

Facebook Wasn't About To Let A 'Day Of Nude' Happen

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

"Day of Nude on Facebook" -- a French protest aimed at challenging Facebook's unnecessary censorship of photos -- backfired when the social media site...

In Support of an "Explicit Material" Prompt on Facebook

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Mariya Yefremova

If Facebook refuses to ban those pages due to freedom of speech concerns which are valid, how can Facebook then ban images of women breastfeeding or breast cancer body paintings or 19th century art for that matter?

In the Wake of Facebook's Richter Blackout, Does the Social Network Still Stand for Censoring Art?

ARTINFO | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts

We were quite surprised last year when Facebook took down a photo posted by the New York Academy of Art on our page. It never occurred to us that the ...

Art or Pornography? You Should Decide -- Not Facebook

Jennifer Nix | Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Nix

This week I learned of something I find egregious: Facebook now claims the authority to determine what does and does not constitute art.

Country Threatens To Censor Facebook

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 02.05.2012 | Technology

NEW DELHI — India's top telecommunications official said Tuesday that Internet giants such as Facebook and Google have ignored his demands to sc...

The Week In Art

Posted 01.19.2012 | Arts

This week on HuffPost Arts, we marveled at the world's largest street mural, gawked at some folly architecture and whispered amongst each other about ...

150-Year-Old Painting STILL Too Graphic For Facebook

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Whether we attribute it to the power that women hold over men or Courbet's audacity to paint a frank image of a vagina as art in 1866, L'Origine du monde still has enough power to scandalize the censors at the social media giant, Facebook.

Facebook Removes Photos From Breast Cancer Art Project

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

In recent months, Facebook's practice of taking down offending photographs has come under increased scrutiny, centering largely around a clause in the...

Top 10 Occupy Wall Street Conspiracy Theories | David Moye | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

Conspiracy theories have surrounded the Occupy Wall Street movement since the moment protesters hit the ground. From ties to George Soros to cries ...

Artists Resist Facebook's Nudity Censorship Policies

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

Facebook has had its fair share of user controversy since its inception, but the debate over its oft-discussed censorship policy has taken an interest...

Facebook Says It May Be Allowing 'Too Much' Free Speech

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.20.2011 | Technology

Facebook is reportedly negotiating with Chinese partners to launch the social network in China, where it is currently blocked from use. But expand...

Facebook Apologizes For Censoring Gay Kiss Photo

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.19.2011 | Technology

Two men kissing: too risque for Facebook? The social network recently removed a picture of a gay kiss for allegedly violating its terms of use, whi...

Facebook Apologizes To Birth Photographer

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHUEYVILLE, Iowa — Facebook apologized Thursday for disabling the account of an Iowa birth photographer who posted pictures the company initiall...

Facebook Mistakenly Censors Burning Man Art

CNET News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One of the most popular pieces of art at Burning Man two weeks ago was Bliss Dance, a 40-foot-tall metal sculpture of a nude dancing woman. [...] A fr...

Facebook Apologizes For Censoring Doll's Nipples

Sydney Morning Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A Sydney jeweller has castigated Facebook for its "opaque" and "arbitrary" moderation system after the site apologised for censoring her images of a n...

Facebook: Not Controlling Your Politics

Sara Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sara Hebert

The Hillary Clinton group's tech problems, teamed with the "dismissive or at best distracted" air that characterized communications with Facebook, fueled Elizabeth's fears. "It all just seemed not right."