Recently my Facebook news page http://www.facebook.com/australiannaturistnews had a picture removed by Facebook with the advisory “your picture breached community standards blah blah blah, please remove any other pictures of this nature”, they did not penalise me with a timeout in the sin bin, probably because it was a first offence.
The picture in question was a photo from behind of myself after I was body painted at the Samurai Beach Nude Picnic held on the 6th of April 2013.
Then they hit me again, this time for a few pictures of me under a waterfall/naked next to a canoe/on a beach from a distance… all the pictures displayed my butt!
There has been a few cases on FB lately of Nudism pages having pictures removed & penalty time outs etc for committing the cardinal sin of showing a naked human butt crack, for crying out loud! quite often on daytime TV (in Australia at least) you will see nude human bottoms, I know I have seen it on several occasions myself when a midday movie has been playing.
What really annoyed me about this situation was the fact that I found a picture of a group sex act on a friends timeline back in December 2012, it came up on my phone when one of my kids was about to log my FB account off & use theirs… I got the “Dad… what are you looking at?????” I then reported the picture, but Facebook advised me it did not breach the standards, I sent feedback to the effect that it was porn & is totally unacceptable!
I then went on a crusade & reported it about 10 times… each time FB came back with the same answer, I took screen shots for future posterity as you will see below…
I kinda forgot about the porn pic for a few months until my butt crack picture got removed, I then reported the pic again & added some feedback that I had a pic removed as my butt was showing yet this full on porn pic had been reported countless times with out removal.guess what??? they removed the porn pic!!!
This is what I said to FB in response to a picture I found on a friends timeline: “I have been trying to have the picture removed for some time as it depicted a sexual act, with penis & vagina showing fully with the act of penetration in progress I have reported it over 10 times I think but each time it was not removed…I personally had a picture removed due to my bare backside was visible, yet this full on pornographic picture was not removed!! (until now)
FB needs to reassess what it considers pornographic imagery, a simple photo of someones backside/other body part with no sexual assertions should not be removed!”
I know it’s been said before, but I’ll say it again anyway, Facebook needs to change the way it censors pictures, better judgements need to be made… by human eyes & a non sexual picture of a butt crack or a female nipple should not be considered offensive or pornagraphic in nature.