Facebook Removes Harmless Picture Of Woman In Bath Whose Elbow Looked Like A Nipple

Take a look at the photograph below. It does look like the woman is showing a nipple for the camera… but it is actually a woman’s elbow.

Aside from it being posted to look inappropriate, this is actually a completely innocent photograph. And yet Facebook banned it from their social networking site.

Web-zine Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things uploaded the image to their page to test how far Facebook goes with its terms and services, despite the photograph being misleadingly inappropriate.

Naturally, the social network removed the image for violating the site’s terms. The magazine then wrote: “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.”

The zine continued: “No questions were asked and the post is down. Imagine our surprise.”

The photo test is in reaction to protests over the social networking site’s policy on pictures of women breast-feeding. Pictures of mothers breastfeeding their children have been removed from site for terms violations, and Facebook claims that those images are “inappropriate” because they show too much breast.

[h/t Daily Mail]
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