Keyword: L'Origine du Monde

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

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

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