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Facebook agrees to reconsider censorship after #WeTheNipple demonstration

Who says a good ole’ fashioned protest can’t accomplish things? After a demonstration on Sunday, Facebook has decided to sit down and re-examine their policy on censorship, particularly that of the female body, according to the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC). In a recent statement, the NCAC announced: ‘Facebook’s policy team has committed to convening […]

Nipple-bearing photography on a mission against Facebook

In the early hours of Sunday morning, just over 100 people gathered outside of Facebook’s Manhattan headquarters…and stripped nude. The group then posed for photographer Spencer Tunick in nothing but their birthday suits to make a point to Facebook regarding their policies that ban the female nipple. The group thus launched the #wethenipple campaign. The […]

Ai Weiwei’s segment pulled from ‘Berlin, I Love You’

In 2015, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who is now based in Berlin, worked remotely directing a portion of Berlin, I Love You, an anthology style film. When the movie was released in the US recently, though, there was something missing: every bit of Ai’s segment. When Ai began working on his contribution to the Cities […]

D.C.’s short-lived amendment to censor arts funding

On Monday, 5 November, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) applied an amendment to the grants that were already approved for recipients. The sweeping language of the adjustment stated that works considered to be ‘lewd, lascivious, vulgar, overtly political, and/or excessively violent’ were to be avoided. The act of censorship sparked protests […]