Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Facebook censors Canadian Artist's work
This painting by Canadian artist Gregory Colbert, published on Facebook, was removed by Facebook authorities as being 'pornographic'. Its nice that FB should have the universal right to decide on the nature of art.
This appeared in an article in the Hindustan Times. If you wish to read the article and see the picture, please click here.
And, if you are curious - this article and picture will appear in A Portrait of the Visual Arts, on its Facebook page. But viewer beware. You may find it has a big CENSORED stamp across the centre of the work.
Or...worse still......it may be lifted by the FB cops.
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