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Facebook under fire after it censors ‘explicitly sexual’ statue of Neptune

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Facebook is in the firing line again – this time for censoring a photograph of a statue of Neptune in Bologna, Italy.

Italian writer Elisa Barbari was notified by Facebook that her photograph of the 16th-century statue was “explicitly sexual” as she tried to upload it to her cover image for her page, ‘Stories, curiosities and views of Bologna’.

When Barbari challenged the decision, she received an email outlining Facebook’s decision to uphold the ban, which stated it was in violation of its advertising guidelines. – READ MORE

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