FB vs. Italian statue

Discussion in 'Gaming and Technology' started by Giada, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Giada MAGA

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Message Count:
    4,627
    Reputation:
    100,941,874
    Ratings Received:
    +5,047 / 107 / -27
    Facebook apologizes for censoring 'sexual' Italian statue



    Facebook has backtracked over a decision to remove a picture of a famous nude Italian statue from its site due to the "explicitly sexual content".
    "This image does not violate our policy and we apologize for the error," the social networking site confirmed on Tuesday evening, adding that it had to evaluate millions of reports every week.
    The God of the Sea is one of the most well known symbols of Bologna, a city in northern Italy, where the statue stands in the central Piazza del Nettuno.
    Writer Elisa Barbari had used the picture to illustrate her Facebook page, 'Stories, curiosities and views from Bologna'.
    However, the image of the nude god with trident in hand was swiftly removed, allegedly due to "explicitly sexual content" and showing the body "to an excessive degree".
    "How can a work of art be the subject of censorship?" asked Barbari.
    “Back in the 1950s, during celebrations for schoolchildren graduating, they used to cover up Neptune. Maybe Facebook would prefer the statue to be dressed again,” she said.
    In fact, the statue's genitalia has caused controversy in Bologna since it was first erected in the 1500s.
    Local legend states that the artist who built Neptune had a row with Catholic leaders about the permitted size of the statue's appendage.
    While he eventually agreed to keep it within the stated guidelines, he may have had the last laugh: from certain angles, Neptune's protruding thumb gives the illusion of an erect penis.
    In November, Facebook angered Italians for banning a photo of a nude painting by artist Caravaggio, and temporarily blocking the account of the art historian who had shared the image.
    And two months earlier, the site reversed its decision to censor an iconic photograph from the Vietnam War, which shows a young naked girl running from a Napalm bombing.
    A Norwegian author and journalist had complained of censorship after his post containing the photo was deleted, prompting a national outcry as leading newspaper editors and even Norway's Prime Minister called on Facebook to rethink the decision.
    http://www.thelocal.it/20170105/facebook-apologizes-for-censoring-sexual-italian-statue
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ue-sea-god-neptune-well-known-symbol-italian/
    [IMG]
  2. Poète Maudit Decadent

    Member Since:
    May 11, 2012
    Message Count:
    447
    Reputation:
    292,383
    Ratings Received:
    +382 / 51 / -95
    Make-you-pull-you-hair-out bureaucracy at its finest. "But the rules say ... Caravaggio who? Where is Italy?".
    Latest Given Reputation Points:
    fuz al-nufi: 57,789 Points Jan 7, 2017
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  3. Giada MAGA

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Message Count:
    4,627
    Reputation:
    100,941,874
    Ratings Received:
    +5,047 / 107 / -27
    Next, FB will try to censor the peeing boy in Brussels.

    [IMG]
  4. Giada MAGA

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Message Count:
    4,627
    Reputation:
    100,941,874
    Ratings Received:
    +5,047 / 107 / -27
    Facebook's nudity standards:

    Nipples, fully exposed buttocks are not OK Now, Facebook goes into detail: Genitals, fully exposed buttocks, female breasts (if they include the nipple) are all not allowed.





    "We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple,"





    http://mashable.com/2015/03/16/facebook-new-community-standards/#fxJDl8gKduqH
  5. Mandalore in recovery from sobriety

    Member Since:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Message Count:
    2,900
    Reputation:
    71,052,082
    Ratings Received:
    +4,858 / 35 / -83
    Can someone explain to me why giving the statue a smaller cock was somehow less offensive?
  6. Burt .

    Member Since:
    May 3, 2015
    Message Count:
    1,363
    Reputation:
    35,529,135
    Ratings Received:
    +2,139 / 24 / -23
    These statues are haram
  7. Prima Morte Saltine-American

    Member Since:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Message Count:
    2,179
    Location:
    The Wrong Side Of Heaven
    Reputation:
    41,890,197
    Ratings Received:
    +3,770 / 2 / -6
    But a photo of an orangutan lying on its back, hips in the air, pissing into its own mouth is okay. Go figure.

Share This Page