Facebook Boobs Bungle Breast Rules Again

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 1, 2009 4:42 AM CDT
No nipple! Facebook allows only "discrete" breastfeeding shots under its ban on "sexual content."   (©mahalie)
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(Newser) – Facebook executives have again bungled rules banning breasts on the site, this time concerning cancer surgery. Facebook bans "sexual content" and bounced photos a cancer patient posted of her mastectomy scars to educate other women. After a torrent of complaints a Facebook spokeswoman admitted: "We made a mistake," and encouraged the woman to repost. Still an ongoing debate are breast-feeding photos. Facebook relented a tad on that ban and allowed "discrete" shots after complaints.