Wednesday, Facebook returned a censored photo of a woman sitting in the bathtub with her elbows on the side of the tub, after they removed the photo Sunday. Facebook apparently thought her elbows were her breasts; the news has created Internet buzz. The Facebook page “theories of the deep understanding of things” posted the photo of the woman in the bathtub. The photo was posted last Saturday with this caption: “Once again, testing Facebook alertness.”
Her pink elbow could be mistaken for a breast at first glance, but once the eyes adjust it is clear that it is her elbow. It took Facebook moderators about 24 hours to remove the photo.
The Daily Mail reported that the moderators work in Morocco for Facebook and are paid $1 an hour to remove content that would violate Facebook policies. Facebook reinstated the photo after several negative comments were left on the page about the mistake and they issued this statement to HuffPostUK:
This photo does not violate our content standards and we have already restored the photo. We made a mistake removing the picture and apologised to the page admin.
Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities states:
that users will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
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