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Facebook’s history of censoring nudes has just landed the social media network in a difficult spot. In the latest development of a legal battle that began in 2011, Gustave Courbet enthusiast and teacher Frederic Durand-Baissas can now sue Facebook in his home country of France. A new ruling by a Paris court on Friday entitles the state’s highest court of appeals to hear Durand-Baissas’s case, where he alleges that the social media network suspended his account over a post of Courbet’s 1866 painting L’Origine du Monde… Read more
Image: Gustave Courbet, Self-portrait (The Desperate Man) (detail), 1843–45. Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.