Facebook blocks Swiss paper over explicit pic
AFP · 19 Oct 2012, 19:07
Published: 19 Oct 2012 19:07 GMT+02:00
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In a bid to illustrate an article on cosmetic surgery, the newspaper ran an image taken from Gustave Courbet's 1886 oil painting "The Origin Of The
World", which shows a reclining nude.
The newspaper, which described the article as "very serious", said that the image was deleted by Facebook only hours after it was published, and that the Californian firm had carried out online checks of the daily's IT administrators.