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Facebook Bans New Yorker for Lewd Cartoon

September 11, 2012

By Tyler C. Forbes :: 12:16 AM

The venerable New Yorker magazine, well known for its cartoons, along with commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, and satire, found itself temporarily banned from Facebook today, after a cartoon was posted on its Facebook page that the social network considered “obscene.”

The cartoon, which pictured a naked man and woman underneath a tree, ran afoul of Facebook’s guidelines and community standards on nudity and sex. Facebook suspended the magazine’s page for a short period of time – the cartoon was redrawn, and re-posted once the page was restored.

The New Yorker, not an outlet to take things like this lightly, explained their side of the story in an article they call. “Nipplegate.”

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