What Does Facebook Censor More, Boobs Or Racism?

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What Does Facebook Censor More, Boobs Or Racism? UNILAD WEBTHUMBNEW69650Olli Waldhauer

What does Facebook tolerate more, nudity or racism?

That’s what this artist set out to discover, and the results are depressing.

German photographer Olli Waldhauer took a photo of a woman with her breasts out, stood next to a man holding a sign with a racist comment written on it.

The phrase roughly translates as ‘Don’t buy from foreigners!’, although ‘kanaken’ is a racial slur used against Turkish migrants in Germany. The text also references Nazi propaganda during World War II, which told people not to buy from Jews.

What Does Facebook Censor More, Boobs Or Racism? UNILAD Olli Waldhauer9292Olli Waldhauer

And what was the image taken down for? Two hours later the image was removed by Facebook for depicting nudity, Konbini reports.

Waldhauer said he wanted to show the social media site’s strange priorities when it comes to censorship, saying: “I wanted Facebook to delete the photo for its (racist) content and not for the nudity”.

These priorities were highlighted when the image was re-uploaded with part of the breasts covered up, and wasn’t taken down.


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