AFP posted the below image earlier today on their Facebook page. It shows a topless FEMEN activist in Crimea in visible pain and anguish while she is being strangled by an unidentified man while another man watches smiling. However, there is a white box where AFP digitally removed her nipple from the image along with a note in the caption that says “(photo censored as per Facebook rules)”.
Apparently, Facebook’s “Community Standards” allow for images of unarmed women being brutally assaulted as long their nipples aren’t showing.
Facebook image caption in plain text format:
AFP news agency (Agence France-Presse)
A man grabs a Femen activist around the throat in front of Crimea’s parliament during a pro-Russian rally today
AFP Photo: Alexander Nemenov (photo censored as per Facebook rules)
Full story: u.afp.com/xm7
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