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Facebook to French court: nude painting did not prompt account's deletion

Teacher says his account was shut down because he posted a Gustave Courbet painting of a woman’s genitals

A long-running dispute over allegations of censorship by Facebook has come to a head in a French court, where the social network denied it had deleted a user’s account because he posted a picture of a 19th-century painting of a woman’s genitals.

L’Origine du Monde (The Origin of the World), an 1866 oil painting by the realist painter Gustave Courbet, hangs on the walls of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

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Source: gadt