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CENSORSHIP Facebook Takes Down New Yorker Page Timur Emek, DAPD / AP Photo

Facebook Bans New Yorker Page

Old media vs. new media war is getting ugly. Facebook temporarily took down the New Yorker’s cartoons page on Monday after it featured a bare-breasted woman in a cartoon. According to a blog post by cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, the cartoon page was temporarily disabled after violating Facebook’s community standards on “Nudity and Sex” when it posted a cartoon by Mick Stevens featuring a bare-breasted Eve. Stevens even redrew the cartoon, but Mankoff said the “gain in clothes caused too great a loss in humor.” The page was reinstated by Monday night.

September 11, 2012 7:34 AM