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Facebook Bans Image Of Woman In Bathtub - But Have They Just Mistaken Her Elbows For Nipples?

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UPDATE: So Facebook DOES Know The Difference Between Elbows And Nipples... Blonde In Bath Picture Is Reinstated

A web magazine has conducted a Facebook "alertness" test in a bid to measure the site's responses to supposedly graphic content and indeed just what it defines as inappropriate imagery.

Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things (TDUT) posted a picture of a blonde woman sitting in a bath, with her elbows resting on the edges of the tub.

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The picture, which shows no nudity, was apparently taken down almost immediately, and TDUT posted the following update on its Facebook page.

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In summary, it's looking like Facebook moderators mistook elbows for nipples (did you?), and hundreds of incredulous responses to the apparent gaffe have been left.

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The experiment was publicised as the social networking giant repeatedly comes under fire for removing pictures of breastfeeding mothers, citing a violation of terms where photos feature a fully-exposed breast.

The Huffington Post UK has made enquiries with Facebook about this incident and awaits a response.

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