by Chi Ibe
Facebook is at it again. Last week it banned and unbanned a lady for posting a photo of her breastfeeding her child on the social networking site.
Now, it’s this photo. See as reported by the Daily Mail below:
At first glance this picture of a naked woman reclining in a bathtub may seem rather risqué.
But it is in fact completely innocent. The only nudity visible is her shoulder and her elbow, although it is posed to appear inappropriate.
Yet that was enough for Facebook to censor it from their site.The snap was uploaded by web magazine Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things to test how the social network’s terms of service deal with pictures that are misleading.
It posed the question of whether the photo-sharing website content policies are based on indecency or the mere appearance of indecency.
However, it didn’t take long for the social network to quickly take the photo down for violating the service’s terms.
The magazine wrote on its Facebook page: ‘So, here’s last night’s FB alertness test results: FB moderators can’t tell an elbow from a dangerous, filthy, uncanny and violent female breast.‘No questions were asked and the post is down. Imagine our surprise.’
The test follows a series of protests over Facebook’s policy on pictures of women breast-feeding.
Facebook has banned mothers from posting photos of themselves breastfeeding their children. The decision to remove the ‘inappropriate’ photos has caused protests by women’s groups.
The social networking site, which recently announced its one billionth sign-up, claimed that those images which show too much breast violate its terms and conditions.
It has warned that users who continue to post photos which it deems inappropriate could lose their access to the site.