Facebook found itself in the middle of another “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation involving content posted to the social network, this time over a photo of a young girl’s bare backside that was posted to the Coppertone page to mimic the classic 1953 ad from the sunscreen company of a young girl’s bathing suit being pulled down by a small dog.
The #FreeTheNipple campaign was apparently a success, as The Huffington Post U.K. reported that Facebook has quietly stepped back from its ban on photos of women breast-feeding in which their nipples are revealed.
Fox News Radio personality Todd Starnes claims Facebook is censoring conservatives, while the social network said its deletion of Starnes’ post over the weekend was a mistake.
With more than 350 million photos per day being added to Facebook, the social network’s huge work load of content moderation will inevitably result in a few mistakes being made, but Bea Arthur’s breasts likely are not high on the list of potential reasons for discipline. Yet that’s exactly what happened to The Daily Beast.
Facebook prevented admins who run the Academy of Art Facebook page from uploading images after pulling a photo off the page.
On Thursday, Facebook apologized for disabling the account of an Iowa photographer who posted photos of women moments after giving birth.