Facebook in court over nude art ban

Controversy over shutdown of online account

21 February 2018
The oil painting was conceived by the French artist Gustave Courbet in 1866

A teacher has taken Facebook to court in Paris after his account was closed when he posted an image of the Gustave Courbet painting L’Origine du monde, which shows a woman’s genitals.

The company said his account was closed due to a contractual dispute and not because of the image.

A ruling will be given this month.

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