Facebook censors naked breasts of the painting “Freedom guiding The people”

News 18 March, 2018
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    A representation of the table of the painter of the Nineteenth century Eugène Delacroix, where a girl with naked breasts holds up a French flag, has been temporarily censored on Facebook, which has acknowledged an “error”.

    “The work +The Freedom Guiding the People+ has perfectly its place on Facebook, and is compliant with our advertising guidelines,” responded Sunday to the social network in a press release.

    “In order to protect the integrity of our service, we check millions of advertising images each week and we sometimes make mistakes. We apologize for this error from the user concerned,” the american giant.

    Jocelyn Fiorina, a director, has used this week, the famous painting of Delacroix for the online promotion of his drama “Shots rue Saint-Roch”, on display at Paris.

    “At the end of a quarter of an hour to trigger the advertising, the governed to secure our outreach by telling us that it was not possible to distribute an image of nudity,” said Jocelyn Fiorina.

    After this response, he then posted a new ad using the same picture, but with a banner “censored by Facebook” on the woman’s breasts. This image was not censored.

    Jocelyn Fiorina did not immediately reacted Sunday to the news of Facebook.

    The director had already attempted on two occasions in June to use the famous table — which appeared in particular on a banknote at the time of the franc — to do promotion for the drama. Without much more success with the american giant.

    “I had then exchanged with the moderators who were adamant in saying that even on a table of the Nineteenth century, this was not acceptable,” he said.

    Facebook is regularly blamed for the content it allows or does not allow the diffusion.

    The French court ruled last Thursday that the user was alleged that Facebook have closed his account for having published a photo of the painting “the Origin of the world” by Gustave Courbet representing a female.

    The court, however, recognized “a fault” of Facebook, which has exercised “its right of termination without reasonable notice” and “without specifying the reasons of this deactivation”.