ghent - Facebook has again blocked a picture of a newborn baby because a nipple was visible. The snapshot was made by the Belgian photographer Marijke Thoen. Although the photo is now online again, Thoen is fierce.
'How on earth can you make a birth photo without a nipple on it. That Facebook pornographic nude removes, until there. But this has nothing to do with pornography. This is censorship and bread-making ', says the photographer against the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
Thoen placed the special birth photo Wednesday on Facebook. It was shared hundreds of times, but on the night from Wednesday to Thursday the social network site removed that photo and blocked the photographer's account for 24 hours. A few days later, Facebook backed out and put the picture back online. 'They sent me an email with apologies,' the photographer writes on Facebook. 'Thanks, we all succeeded. We made a difference and stopped the censorship. Keep sharing this. '
Facebook applies strict rules with regard to exposed photographs. The social media giant blocks pictures with genitals or visible buttocks according to the guidelines. Photos with breasts on which a nipple can be seen are also regularly removed.