Censorship of Art, Nudity and Censorship Laws

Learn about censorship of nudity and the human body, nude art, the history of censorship, obscenity, censorship laws and how nudity is censored online and on social media.

Below you can read our blogs and articles about censorship of art and censoring non sexual nudity:

Facebook Censorship Continues With New Policies and Appeals Process

An Update On Facebook Censorship of Nudity, Naked Art and More In 2014, I published my first article on why Facebook censorship is such a big issue. In the 4 years since, a few things have changed, plus we got a lot more insight on how Facebook (and Instagram, which it owns) moderates the vast amount of content posted to its site every day. Towards of the end of April 2018, Facebook updated its community standards and released the internal guidelines that govern its content control. The Facebook moderators guidelines were leaked to the public a few years ago, though ... Read more

The Best Social Networks For Naturists, Artists and Everyone

A Social Media Guide For Naturists, Artists and Anyone Who’s Tired Of Their Nudes Getting Censored As a naturist, my problems with censorship and social media are never-ending and I know many in my community can relate. I’m currently in Facebook jail, yet again, for posting nudity. I’ve had photos censored on Instagram, videos banned from YouTube, and my Pinterest account was even deleted without notice or warning. Facebook censorship of nudity and its meaningless community standards Most of the major social media sites have rules against showing nudity and female nipples. They either ban it altogether or say it’s ... Read more

The Controversial Art Works of Iconic Photographer Sally Mann

The Controversial Art Works of the Iconic Sally Mann Sally Mann is a globally-renowned American photographer known for her startling depth and subject matter, which include both nudes and corpses. Mann was born in 1951 in Lexington, Virginia. Her father was a doctor and her mother owned a bookstore. Mann graduated from Hollins University in 1974. She initially planned to be a writer and earned her masters in creative writing in 1975. American Photographer Sally Mann In a 2003 interview with Charlie Rose, Mann states that she abandoned her writing career because she found it “too difficult.” She says that ... Read more

Ello and The NSFW Filter: Why It’s Not Improving Social Media For Users

Why The NSFW Filter Isn’t Good Enough On Ello and Other Social Networks April 2018 Update: So it’s been almost 4 years since I wrote this post, and I’m glad to report that Ello is still around as an ad-free network that primarily caters to artists. I still use it and would recommend it to naturists, even though I don’t think it’s attracted very many people from the naturist community. The network has also continually grown and added new features. However, the NSFW filter remains the same, and Ello still groups nudity in with “adult” and “sexually explicit” content. (And they ... Read more

YouTube Nude Censorship Is Out of Control

Censorship of Nudity on YouTube Gives All Users the Power to Censor Update April 2018: Since this article was first published in 2014, YouTube seems to have veered more towards adding an “age restriction” to videos instead of taking them all down (they have been age-restricting content since 2010). Of course this is still censorship, and this system is deeply flawed. It’s not just minors or “restricted mode” enabled users who won’t find the videos, but also anyone who isn’t signed in to a YouTube account. This means the viewership reach of these videos is far less than unrestricted ones. The ... Read more

Why Facebook Censorship is a Big Issue

Facebook Censorship Is Worse Than Ever. Here’s Why We Should Care. The Issues with Facebook Censorship Facebook Censorship – In honor of its 10th anniversary this year, Facebook added a feature where users could generate a video slideshow of their photos and posts from their timeline (profile), starting from when they joined. The resulting videos are sappy productions that remind us all how (too) much of our lives are documented via Facebook. Beheading videos get to stay, but THIS gets censored? So, having a like-hate relationship with Facebook, I decided to create a parody. There were already quite a few ... Read more