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Philadelphia Museum of Art Painting Too Suggestive for Facebook

February 15, 2016
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Painting Too Suggestive for Facebook

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has become the latest victim of Facebook’s touchy nudity policy over the institution’s seemingly innocuous post advertising a new pop culture art exhibit. Earlier this month, the museum launched an ad campaign on the social media site for their new exhibit “International Pop” using artist Evelyn Axell’s 1964 painting Ice…

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Italian Government Draws Ridicule for Covering Nude Statues During Iran Visit

January 29, 2016
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Italian Government Draws Ridicule for Covering Nude Statues During Iran Visit

After the Italian government covered up ancient nude statues ahead of a state visit from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last week, cartoonists are having much fun at officials’ expense, but also leading a debate regarding freedom of expression on the world stage. Nude statues along a corridor at Rome’s Capitoline Museums, where Rouhani and Italian…

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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

January 14, 2016
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Denmark National Treasure Censored by Facebook

A national icon — the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark — has become the latest victim to Facebook’s vague and seemingly selective nudity policy. When Social Democrat MP Mette Gjerskov tried to include a picture of the 103-year-old bronze statue as the main image on her Facebook, it was reportedly blocked by the media site…

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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

March 16, 2015
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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

Recently, a Parisian court assented to hear the case of a French primary school teacher who is suing Facebook after his account was suspended in 2011 for posting an image of Gustave Courbet’s notorious painting L’Origine du monde, which shows a closeup of a woman’s nether regions. While this may initially appear to be a…

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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

October 31, 2014
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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

A Connecticut prisoner is suing the state after he was denied access to three art books and another on childbirth, all of which appear to meet the guidelines for books that should be allowed under a Department of Correction policy designed to bar pornography from prisons. Dwight Pink Jr was convicted of murder along with…

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