We all know that Facebook has a quite peculiar politics as far as violent and explicit images are concerned . Everyone knows that the Zuckerberg network censors female nipples, nudity and overly sensitive multimedia content . The motives are varied and their Community Standards are somewhat excessive, which has led to censorship of the Venus de Willendorf and the image that stars in this article: a photo of a sculpture of Christ crucified.
The sculpture represents Jesus crucified on the Cross of San Damián , and his picture was used by the Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio, USA), a Catholic university. This wanted to carry out an advertising campaign on Facebook to promote a theology course , but Facebook considered that the image was “Shocking, sensationalist and excessively violent”.
So what affirm from the university in his official blog in a post titled “It was rejected” . In words of the Franciscan University , “The Crucifixion of Christ was all those things. It was the most sensational action in history: man executed his God. It was shocking, yes: God deigned to become incarnate and was “obedient unto death,” even death on a cross. ” And it was certainly excessively violent: a man whipped during the last moments of his life, nailed to a cross and left to die. ”
Beyond the beliefs of each one, what we are not going to enter, the censorship of religious images is not the first time that it takes center stage . In fact, back in 2011, Facebook was accused from censor Christian content and conservative nature . Also, recently censored the painting “The Origin of the World” , that even explicit, It is a work of art , and Facebook establishes in its community rules that authorize _ “Photographs of paintings, sculptures and other works of art showing naked figures”.
What do you think? Do you think it is okay for Facebook to censor this type of images?
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