If artwork exists in some protected category, as Michelangelo’s “David” seems to, why then is a painting showing a female nude deemed “unacceptable”?
As long as Facebook and Instagram maintain a policy that female nipples are offensive and male nipples are not, they get to decide whose bodies count as valid for public viewing and whose bodies don’t.
After Palestinian content was restricted or removed from Instagram and Facebook, social media users developed a crafty method of altering Arabic script.
Picasso’s subjects are often nude, but it’s not like they’re trying to meddle in the U.S. presidential elections. Why censor them, Facebook?
When a post about my work is removed, suddenly and without permission, it feels like a violation — if not legally, then emotionally, and certainly materially in terms of costs to my career.
An Italian woman’s post featuring the 30,000-year-old artifact was removed late last year; last month, the museum that houses it called out the social network.
Frédéric Durand-Baïssas finally had his day in court with Facebook more than six years after his account was deleted.
The Guardian has seen more than 100 internal documents from the social media giant, including one clarifying guidelines on sex and nudity in art.
It’s been more than four years since French teacher Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, after posting a link to a documentary about Gustave Courbet’s “L’Origine du Monde” (1866) on Facebook, returned to the social network to find the post removed and his profile suspended.
The episode is a scary reminder of just how much we rely on Facebook and just how little control we have over it.
CHICAGO — There is a set of culturally acceptable ways for mothers to be and behave in the world. Mothers aren’t allowed to have their own lives or be sexual; in essence, they’re not allowed to be human beings. When an artist who’s also a mother crosses these lines, people often react in ways that are predictable yet simultaneously a grim reflection on where we still stand culturally in regards to women and feminism.
VALENCE, France — There is a new thread in the ongoing stream of censorship by social networks and mobile applications. Vine, the iPhone and iPod Touch “Instagram for video” app, underwent controversy mere days after it’s release on the App Store. Twitter-owned Vine was released last week to a notable buzz, even being featured by Apple as an App Store “Editor’s Pick” from the first day of its launch.