Facebook deleted a photo of a digitally sliced woman showing her breasts and butt. In October 2012, Australian men’s magazine Zoo Weekly posted a photo of a bikini-clad woman, cut in half at the torso, as part of its “Left or right?” game, in which the publication asks readers to choose which side they like better. The “boobs or butt” photo, which has since been removed, asked men which half they preferred and why.
Comments from Zoo Weekly fans on the disembodied woman were overtly sexist. BuzzFeed posted a screenshot of some of the comments, including “Right ‘cause two holes are better than one,” and “left ‘cause it can still make mea sandwich.” (Source)
Facebook has something against elbows — at least, elbows that somewhat resemble bare breasts. That was the conclusion of a recent Facebook experiment perpetrated by the operators of the Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things (TOTDUOT) Tumblr, which set out to show the error of the social media giant’s censor-happy ways.
In order to prove their point, the people behind the Tumblr posted a photo that showed a woman in a bathtub with her elbows propped up on the sudsy sides. However, at first glance one of the elbows could be confused for the “giant left breast on a one-armed woman,” as the Daily Dot writes. Facebook only gave it the one glance. Within 24 hours of its posting, the photo was removed and an email was sent to TOTDUOT, notifying the group that their picture had violated the site’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
After noticing its mistake, Facebook sent a statement to the site apologizing for the error. (Source)
A furious mother is demanding answers from Facebook as to why they took down photographs she posted on the site of her son, who was born with a rare birth defect, and then later banned her from the site altogether.
Grayson James Walker from Memphis, Tennessee was born on February 15, 2012 with Anencephaly, a rare neural tube birth defect which causes a baby to be born without parts of the brain and skull.
After repeatedly putting the removed picture on her profile, her account was temporarily disabled. Heather said she has no idea which category the picture of her child without the hat falls under but has now launched a protest by posting the picture several times and getting her friends and family to contact Facebook. (Source)
Facebook has banned the name of an Irish town, labeling it as “offensive,” which raises questions over whether or not profanity filters are causing more problems than they solve.
The town, Effin, bears the same spelling as a common alternative to using a certain “F” word, but it is actually a real place in County Limerick in Ireland that has existed for hundreds of years.
In fact, the name comes from the Irish pronunciation of Saint Eimhin, a Bishop from early Irish Christian history.
A University of Limerick employee, Ann Marie Kennedy, has been campaigning to get her hometown recognized by the social network, because so far it will not let her enter it onto her profile.
All we can say about this incident is: what an Effin joke. (Source)
An American woman was banned from Facebook after she posted photos of her son affected with Down’s syndrome. The social network, which termed the pictures “inappropriate,” has now apologized.
Diana Cornwell, from North Carolina, posted the photos of her seven-year-old son competing at a local SpecialOlympics event on Facebook. When she next logged on, she received messages from the website monitoring team that said the pictures violated its user agreement.
Cornwell’s account was disabled for three days until she took down the photos. Facebook later apologized for the incident and said “human error” was to blame. (Source)
A mother was been banned from Facebook after she uploaded a photo of her children showing one of them pretending to breastfeed. Lauren Ferrari of Seattle,WA published the controversial photo on the social networking site. It displays her five-year-old daughter and her younger sister.
In a few hours, the photo disappeared and Facebook told her it violated the company’s community standards. She is currently banned for a week. US police say it is an example of “poor parenting.” (Source)
An image of two men kissing was removed by Facebook for breaching a decency code barring images of a “political, sexual or otherwise sensitive” nature. The well-known Spanish photographer Juan Hidalgo took the photo for the Madrid-based Visible Culture group as part of its ‘Gay Art Looks For A Home’ initiative and documentary. In its place, the project has put a “censored” version of the image, shown above.
Later on, a Facebook spokesman contacted Towleroad and said that the photo has been restored.
“Upon investigation, we concluded the advertisement does not violate our guidelines and was removed in error. The ad is now running and we apologize for the inconvenience.”(Source)
Another censored photo from an angry Facebook user. (Source)
This is something that has been happening for ages. When a 4 year old boy and his friend decide to drop their pants and pee on the backyard fence, one can only hope that they have a camera handy to capture the priceless shot. So, that is exactly what a mother did. This was hands down the best picture she had captured during the entire summer so naturally she uploaded it to Facebook (well Instagram, but that went to Facebook).
You may be wondering why there is a Censored sign over their tushes? Well, Facebook contacted the woman andrequested that she remove the photo because it was a violation of their terms of service. (Source)
Even the Vatican doesn’t have a problem anymore with paintings of a semi-dressed Virgin Mary nursing the infant Jesus. However, it looks like Facebook might.
Long criticized for banning photos of members breastfeeding their children, the popular social networking site repeatedly removed three paintings of nursing mothers posted by B.C.-based artist Kate Hansen. Part of her “Madonna and Child Project,” the series was twice bounced off a Facebook group for portrait and figure artists.
Meanwhile, Facebook replied to the Star‘s queries, saying Hansen’s paintings were “accidentally removed.” Accidentally, three times. (Source)
Yet again, another breastfeeding photo has been censored from Facebook. According to Breastfeeding, a support page, Facebook removed this photo from their wall.
Take a look.
Facebook doesn’t like bagels. (Source)