Michelangelo’s “David” (photo by Justin Ennis/Flickr)
by Maria Sofou
Censoring nudity is one thing, but censoring nudity in art is a whole different matter that has made a lot of people protest the obvious: restricting nude art nowadays is complete arbitrary!
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) hopes to make a change regarding this widely discussed issue with a new site called Online Censorship: the website invites people to privately report instances of censorship on a wide variety of social media and sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+. “Onlinecensorship.org seeks to encourage companies to operate with greater transparency and accountability toward their users as they make decisions that regulate speech. We know they’re big fans of data—so we’re collecting reports from their users in an effort to shine a light on what content is taken down, why companies make certain decisions about content, and how content takedowns are affecting communities of users around the world,” the operators of the website explain.
In a world where freedom of speech is vanishing day by day, nude art is almost completely banned from the web as it appears to be abusing. To help stop this absurdity, next time you see it happen don’t just get mad: report it!