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Last week, Facebook removed our story about the endangered Jarawa hunter-gatherers, because it contained images of topless females. The images of topless males in the story apparently were fine.
All three admins of Return To Now’s Facebook page were also blocked, for various numbers of days, as a punishment. The article still managed to get nearly 20,000 likes before it was removed.
Facebook’s nudity policy explicitly prohibits images of “female nipples,” but makes no mention of male nipples:
“We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.”