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Mangaman Retained After Challenge in Washington School

February 2, 2017
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Mangaman Retained After Challenge in Washington School

One of the more memorable book challenges that we covered last year came when the mother of a high school student in Issaquah, Washington pushed to have the graphic novel Mangaman removed from Issaquah High School’s library due to one panel showing pixelated genitals. We have recently learned via ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom that…

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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

January 9, 2017
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Facebook Blocks Anti-Racist Cartoon

An anti-racist cartoon by Austrian artist Manfred Deix has fallen prey to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of their content standards reports Variety. Over the weekend, the cartoon was blocked from the Manfred DEIX Forever Facebook page, and several users who took it upon themselves to repost the image were also blocked from the social media site. The…

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Facebook Censors Strike Again

January 4, 2017
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Facebook Censors Strike Again

Another image has fallen victim to Facebook’s arbitrary enforcement of its policy regarding nudity. This time, the image in question is a photo of the bronze statue of Neptune that resides in Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna, Italy. The mid-sixteenth century fountain designed by Flemish master Giambologna features the god Neptune in the nude, surrounded by equally…

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NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

November 18, 2016
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NCAC Names 2016 Free Speech Defenders (and Offenders)

This year has proved to be a turbulent in many regards — a sentiment most poignantly felt within the free speech community. From increasing controversy regarding Facebook’s nudity policy to a whole community coming together to defend the children’s picture book I Am Jazz, the National Coalition Against censorship compiled a list of 2016′s top 16 free speech defenders…

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Washington Parent Objects to Pixelated Genitals in Mangaman

November 1, 2016
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Washington Parent Objects to Pixelated Genitals in Mangaman

After coming across one instance of pixelated genitals in the YA graphic novel Mangaman, a mother in Issaquah, Washington, plans to formally request that the book be removed and/or restricted in the library at her 14-year-old son’s high school. In observance of their challenge policy, Issaquah School District administrators have pointed Shirley Lopez towards the…

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Breast Cancer Self-Exam Video Censored on Facebook

October 25, 2016
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Breast Cancer Self-Exam Video Censored on Facebook

Even health education isn’t safe from Facebook’s arbitrary nudity policy. The Swedish Cancer Society, Cancerfonden, ran into trouble with the social media giant earlier this month when they posted an animated breast cancer awareness video. It was taken down due to accompanying visuals on how to conduct a breast self-exam. The video, which included information and…

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Parent Complaint Leads to Censorship of Student Mural

October 20, 2016
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Parent Complaint Leads to Censorship of Student Mural

A recent high school graduate in Scotts Valley, California is hoping to “spark a conversation about art and censorship” at her alma mater after a parent complained about nudity in her senior art project and she was given the choice of censoring the work or removing it altogether. Madeline Volk, now a freshman at the…

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Facebook Blocks, Then Restores Famous Vietnam War Photo Due to Nudity

September 12, 2016
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Facebook Blocks, Then Restores Famous Vietnam War Photo Due to Nudity

In the face of international condemnation and ridicule, Facebook reversed course Friday after initially blocking one of the most famous war photographs of all time because it includes a nude minor. Taken by photographer Nick Ut, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo titled “The Terror of War” shows nine-year-old Kim Phuc, along with other South Vietnamese children…

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Orijit Sen Pushes Indian Graphic Novels Forward

June 16, 2016
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Orijit Sen Pushes Indian Graphic Novels Forward

Indian graphic novelist Orijit Sen first came to our attention late last year, when his illustration “The Punjaban” was repeatedly removed from Facebook because it showed a partially nude woman, despite the social media giant’s claim that it allows artistic nudes. Sen and his followers launched an impromptu protest, posting their own favorite nudes from…

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Presents: The CBLDF ARCHIVES Moving Sale!

May 19, 2016
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Presents: The CBLDF ARCHIVES Moving Sale!

As part of our cross-country move from New York City to Portland, Oregon, we’ve opened our archives for some great original art, sketches, and rarely seen or out of production prints! Be sure to see the other pieces in this collection for more amazing ONE-OF-A-KIND rarities.  Terry Moore Strangers in Paradise Original Art Sketch This 8.5″…

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