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Facebook Mistakenly Confuse an Elbow for a Nipple (pic included..see for yourself)

Posted by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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You and Facebook Mistakenly Confuse an Elbow for a Nipple

PHOTO: A photo of a woman's elbow was mistaken for a breast and pulled by Facebook.
A photo of a woman's elbow was mistaken for a breast and pulled by Facebook. (Theories of the Deep Understandings of Things)

Nov. 28, 2012

 

 

Look again at that photo. Yes, we know, the first thing you think you see is a breast or a nipple. But look again. It's very clearly an elbow.

 

You looked closely. Facebook, however, didn't.

 

Last week a website called "Theories of The Deep Understandings of Things" came across the photo and decided to test Facebook.

 

"We post lots of art and also funny stuff on our Facebook page. Some of them, naturally, have some skin -- art and the non-art. We have discovered that Facebook standards are pretty much Bible-esque," the CEO of "Theories of The Deep Understandings of Things" told ABC News. He said he preferred not to reveal his name.

 

But this was a good way to test Facebook system, he thought. Last week he posted the photo that goes with this story. Facebook, as he expected, removed the photo.

 

"If we post a Renaissance painting consisting of a lady with, God forbid, a nipple, they'll remove it and block our personal account," he said via instant message. "We thought it would be a good idea to check on their standards, to make people ask themselves what exactly it is that is bothering them so much."

 

Theories of the Deep Understandings of Things
A photo of a woman's elbow was mistaken for a... View Full Size
PHOTO: A photo of a woman's elbow was mistaken for a breast and pulled by Facebook.
Theories of the Deep Understandings of Things
A photo of a woman's elbow was mistaken for a breast and pulled by Facebook.

Yesterday, Facebook lifted the ban. "This photo does not violate our content standards and we have already restored the photo. We made a mistake removing the picture and apologized to the page admin," Facebook said in a statement. (ABC News could not track down the original owner of the photo.)

 

Facebook clarified to ABC News that it removes all exposed breasts from Facebook. Photos of breastfeeding women are allowed, just as long as nipples are obscured. Real-world works of art, however, including paintings, are permitted and shouldn't be removed.

 

Facebook, as we have reported before, has a User Operations Team -- a real team of humans -- monitoring photos and content on the site. It's not done by a computer. Last year, the site removed a photo of a child with Down Syndrome by mistake and provided more information on what happens when you click the "report" button.

 

But all that doesn't seem to impress the CEO of the site. "It's nice to know that tons of media-exposure can actually make FB be a little more sensible, or maybe a little more worried," he wrote on its Facebook page. "We can't wait for the next FB alertness test."

 

We hope Facebook is looking closely.

 

by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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Necie72
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

If they thought that was a nipple, where did they think her shoulders were???  She is posed kind of awkwardly to make it look like that, but still, it's obviously not a nipple...  Must have been a man monitoring it and let his imagination run...  LOL

LivinDeadGurl
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM

That would have to have been one odd looking breast.

diaperstodating
by Angel on Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM

No way a woman could have thought that was a breast.

snuggiewoogie
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 1:10 PM

 Jeezzz!!!

Mrs.Kubalabuku
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

I didn't even think it looked like a nipple at first glance.  They are probably just zipping through the reported photos so fast, they saw bath, bubbles, skin, and removed it. 

LilynAustin
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM

yeah, so doesn't look like a nipple.  Besides, if THAT was a nipple then she has some seriously misshapen breasts!

Rylansmommy386
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 1:49 PM

not sure why she even posted a pic like that on facebook in the first place.

EireLass
by Silver Member on Nov. 29, 2012 at 7:43 PM

That would make her boob bigger than her head.

mhmomma
by on Nov. 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Ummm doesnt even look like a nipple....and even so she would have some strange boobs.


Charizma77
by Carissa on Nov. 29, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Oh my! Lol

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