These are all pieces of art that were banned from Facebook – and they were posted on a Facebook page restricted to 18+ year olds! Each one received a warning about posting pornography (yes, even the Dali painting of a womans’ back). Yet they are shown on morning tv, in school for minors, on display in open to the public art galleries.
Facebook, once the pride of “cool” for college kids, now can’t allow art to be seen that is freely shown to small children. How did they fall so far down the censorship hole? Why is the Facebook service, which cannot be used by people under 12 due to child protection laws and also has the ability to restrict pages to 18+ year old adults, treat all their users like pre-teens? Is this really what adults want to be treated like?
Perhaps this is the opportunity Google+ needs? Clearly the “cool factor” is back up for grabs. For more info on this topic, visit this Facebook page – well, until it is banned.
- DarkBrain Comics & Facebook Censorship (censorshipinamerica.com)
- China buying piece of Facebook: To worry or not to worry (digitaltrends.com)
- Facebook Censorship: Is Big Brother Watching You? (socialtimes.com)
- Social networking privacy – beyond the Google+ hype (zdnet.com)