Friday, March 08, 2013

Facebook censors gallery over nude photo...

Art-lovers have reacted angrily to a move by Facebook to block the 'Jeu de Paume' gallery's page for a whole day, after the American company deemed a nude photographic study to be in violation of site's community standards.

The gallery, located in the 8th arrondissement, had posted a black and white 1940 study of a female nude by the photographer Laure Albin Guillot which was 'flagged as inappropriate' by users of the social network.

In response, Facebook blocked the contemporary art gallery's page, which has more than 30,000 followers, for 24 hours on March 1st.

 On Wednesday, 'Jeu de Paume's' director, Marta Gili told AFP she was “revolted by this act of censorship from Facebook, who have no right to do this with a work of art.” Full story...

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