L'Origine du Monde

Facebook settles French 'censorship' case over post of vagina painting

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Facebook has settled a longstanding legal battle with teacher Frédéric Durand whose post with a link to a thumbnail image of Gustave Courbet's famous 1866 oil painting 'L'Origine du Monde', which shows a woman's vagina, was censored, prompting Durand's suit against the US tech giant for infringing on his freedom of expression.

Judges in Paris rule Facebook can be taken to court in France

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Landmark ruling came after teacher in France objected to US social media giant censoring image of a 19th century painting that features a vagina.