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Nudity on Facebook: New rules

Nudity on Facebook: New rules

Facebook has always had rules in place regulating what you can and can't post on the social network, but those regulations have received a much-needed update to make the policies crystal clear for all users. You need to educate yourself to make sure you know what's OK to post and what type of content you should report for removal.

The topics covered in Facebook's latest policy update include nudity, sexual content, violence, hate speech and other material that might not be appropriate for all audiences. Facebook has to walk a fine line when creating these rules because it has users from a wide range of age groups, countries, religions and social backgrounds. It's attempting to allow users to share updates and information without offending others.

Nudity is major topic of contention for Facebook. Under its guidelines, the website will remove photos that show breasts with exposed nipples, rear ends and/or genitals. However, Facebook will allow photos of breastfeeding mothers and post-mastectomy scars. Facebook is also banning graphic images of sexual activity and overly-graphic descriptions of sexual activity, too.

Nudity in art is a different story and will still be allowed on Facebook.

Images of statues, paintings and other forms of art that feature nudity are OK too, but digitally created content could be harder to slip past the monitors unless it has been created for "humourous, satirical or educational purposes."

Next page: Find out what other content is banned on Facebook.
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