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Zuckerberg Is As Puritanical As Steve Jobs, It Seems

@RossDawson asked why I and others in the US had not blogged about Facebook’s recent censorship of photos involving dools with nipples. Honestly, I hadn’t seen or heard anything about it.

Sheena Goodyear, Facebook censors nipples on $40K doll

Australian jewellery designer Victoria Buckley posted pictures on her Facebook page showing naked porcelain dolls modelling with her jewellery. Facebook told her take them down. (HO/<a href="http://www.victoriabuckley.com" target="blank">victoriabuckley.com</a>)
Australian jewellery designer Victoria Buckley posted pictures on her Facebook page showing naked porcelain dolls modelling with her jewellery. Facebook told her take them down. (HO/victoriabuckley.com)

Facebook does not allow images of female nipples on their site, including breast-feeding nipples and expensive doll nipples.

When Australian jewellery designer Victoria Buckley posted pictures to her Facebook page that showed a naked porcelain dolls modelling with her jewellery, Facebook told her take them down.

The photos were in contravention to their terms of service, Facebook’s message said.

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Nevertheless, she didn’t want her Facebook page to be taken down, so she put black censorship bars over the offending bits, and re-uploaded them to a new Facebook page called “Save Ophelia — exquisite doll censored by Facebook.”

Facebook shut down the page within 48 hours.

She’s tried to contact them, but has so far been unsuccessful.

Facebook did not respond to QMI Agency’s request for comment.

Seems like small-minded puritanism — like Apple’s blocking of pictures or games involving girls in bikinis — rather than a big brotherish censorship of political dissent, though.

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