Facebook Still Hates Art, Bans Artlog

July 19, 2013 | Kyle Chayka

Facebook’s beloved photo censorship team strikes again.

Recently, we were locked out for 24 hours and grounded for another 24 for posting paintings of screenshots of boobs in a piece from the F.A.T. Gold 5-Year Retrospective opening at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center. Looks like ArtLog has just joined the club.

Here’s Facebook’s photo policy:

Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.

Facebook is not a public domain by any means, and by using it you are effectively agreeing to their terms of service.

It’s interesting to think about the type of power that Facebook currently holds in relationship to any artist whose work may potentially contain nudity and how vastly that limits their presence on one of the world’s biggest social networks. (Image: Alaphoto)