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Facebook Restores That Nipple/Elbow Photo

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Facebook Restores That Nipple/Elbow Photo
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Yesterday we told you about Facebook’s latest act of severe breast phobia, as the social network removed a photo that only appeared to depict bare breasts, but instead featured a woman’s elbow. The Facebook page that posted the photo, Theories of the deep understanding of things, admitted that they had posted the photo as a sort of “Facebook alertness test.” In reality, the page trolled Facebook into making another ridiculous content ban in order to prove that the company and their outsourced content moderators are less than perfect when it comes to deciding what should stay and what should go on the site.

It worked, as the nipplebow photo and its removal received quite a bit of media attention.

Now, as expected, Facebook has apologized for banning the photo and reinstated it. In a statement, Facebook said that “This photo does not violate our content standards and we have already restored the photo. We made a mistake removing the picture and apologized to the page admin.”

Fair enough. It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last time that Facebook wrongly removes a photo or a link.

The Theories page posted a snarky response to Facebook’s “apology”:

It’s nice to know that tons of media-exposure…can actually make FB be a little more sensible, or maybe a little more worried. One mission is sorta accomplished then, though the more important issue, which is this pathetic fear of the human body and human sexuality, is far from being resolved. so no real tits and asses for you. not even in a renaissance or in an abstract painting. Try to enjoy those Hair-removal and breast implants ads, though. We can’t wait for the next FB alertness test.

In the end, these “alertness tests” only serve to bring to light the fact that content moderation on a site as huge as Facebook is a nearly impossible task. No amount of eyes could adequately patrol the millions and millions of pieces of content that users upload every day. Facebook could relax their content guidelines a bit, and that would probably prevent silly things like this from happening. But then again, it would probably lead to a lot more porn on Facebook.

Which, could be a good or bad thing depending on who you ask.

Facebook Restores That Nipple/Elbow Photo
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  • Alan

    Thank God I did not buy your stock the first day because it was over rated. Make sure in the future your advertisements are proper.

  • http://DAWEYEABDI@YAHOO.COM DAWEYEABDI

    GOOD

  • BMac

    hahahahaha…those are HUGE breasts, uh…er, ELBOWS!

    NOTICE the ‘Raw’ mark on her elbow.
    Was she on her knees & elbows before having this shot taken?
    If so, doing what?

  • http://www.tomdodgebooks.com Tom Dodge

    Every teenage boy knows about elbow tit.

    • http://FACEBOOK.COM SONDRA CROWELL

      THE HARM IS THE SOCIAL NETWORK IS ONLY YOURS UNTIL “WHOEVER ” DOESNT LIKE YOUR POSTS, YOUR PICS… EVERYONE NEEDS TO MIND THEIR OWN DAMN BIZNESS

      • Trollololol

        100% Agree with you

  • Susie

    There is no reason on God’s green earth to post barenaked anything on Facebook. There is enough porn on the internet, it doesnt need to be on Facebook. I dont see the need to apologize to anyone about taking that photo down until it could be evaluated. It looked like naked breasts to me when I looked at it, so I dont think they did anything wrong by taking it down. Once evaluated, it was put back up, so wheres the harm?

  • DanaM

    too much adue about nothing.

  • margaret

    This young lady clearly knew what she did. I’m glad to know FB did take action. Too many children on facebook. This younglady is a pig. If she were my daughter I’d ram her head down the toitel blow and flush and and say, “Oh I thought you were the dog’s terd!! Sooorrrryyy.

    • Patrick M.

      wow, that’s…extreme. You should settle down, Mrs. “protect the children from seeing no nudity whatsoever by physically assaulting a young woman I just called a pig (for displaying no nudity whatsoever)”

      TAKE YOUR MEDS.

      • http://FACEBOOK.COM SONDRA CROWELL

        U PROLLY ABUSE UR KIDS , SORRY FOR THEM

    • Carey

      You are aware that this woman is showing less skin than most do in a bikini…aren’t you? Did you even LOOK at the picture? lol

    • crystal

      wow really its a freaking elbow not her boobs there are more porn pics on facebook than should be allowed get your head out of your ass …

    • Ravenmoon

      get over yourself

    • Trollololol

      Personally I think facebook is literally fucking everyone’s little impressionable minds up and children and some people especially on this comment section shouldn’t be near it at all. No offense but if that was your daughter I highly doubt you would “ram her head down the toitel(Nice spelling by the way shows how highly educated you truly are) blow and flush and and say, “Oh I thought you were the dog’s terd(Again hahahahaha its spelled turd)!! Sooorrrryyy.” Everyone needs to realize the true issue is facebook and how much time is spent on this pointless website. Facebook is complete shit and anyone that says different why dont you go post another status about your Ohhhh sooooo important life lmfao!!!

  • http://FACEBOOK.COM SONDRA CROWELL

    I THINK THE POWERS THAT BE SHOULD LESSEN THE AIR IN THEIR BIG HEADS AND MIND YOUR OWN BIZNESS

  • No Censor

    The Supreme Court ruled long ago that nudity and pornography are synonymous. Refusing to show posts pictures of breasts when bare-chested men are shown everywhere is discrimination. And nipples? Everybody has them, men and women. The same for butt cracks. That leaves only the genitals off limits, and while I think censoring them in non-sexual situations is stupid, I can live with it. The others are Victorian nonsense and only arouse prurient interest in people because they are forbidden.

  • No Censor

    Obviously I meant to say that nudity and pornography are NOT synonymous. Just needed to mess up my argument.

  • Ravenmoon

    F&(K Censorship in any form Perhaps Facebook has yet to be aware that our country still has a 1st Amendment, at least till Obama takes that one away. even if this woman did expose her breasts thats her right to freely express herself. People need to lighten up and stop being so damned thin skinned no wonder our country is going down the toilet its people like this who think they are so blasted arrogant high and mighty and self righteous. Who cares about a pair of breasts let Facebook censor a nursing woman and have a lawsuit on there hands….flipping idiots!!!!

  • James

    And yet I’ve reported to them several times a troller than uses an obscene photo as their profile photo (man & woman having anal sex) and got a response of “we don’t find anything wrong with the photo” ?!

  • http://www.youtube.com/KennySherman KennySherman

    Now if only we can get some type of test to make everyone aware of Google/Youtube’s nonchalance of their accounts removal and restoration process (hopefully restoring those that were senselessly removed years ago). That would surely IMPRESS ME!

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