Facebook Restores Photo of Woman's Elbow Mistaken for Boobs

Facebook removed and then restored a picture of a woman’s elbow that was mistaken for boobs. The misleading photo was uploaded by a web magazine to test the social network’s censorship policies.

Posted on Saturday by the Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things blog, the naughty pic shows a woman in a bathtub flaunting a pink elbow which looks like a nipple at first glance. It was removed in less than 24 hours.

Facebook said: “We removed content you posted because it violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”

Article 3, Section 7 of that particular statement provides: Facebook users “will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”

The experiment received social media attention and the elbow photo went viral, and as expected, FB moderators restored the photo.

In a statement, Facebook said: “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.”

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