Facebook censors Stone Age Porn ,the prehistoric “Venus of Willendorf” statue, considered a masterpiece from the Palaeolithic era, is censored by Facebook and indignantly wedged Wednesday at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, where it can be seen.
The little figure of a lascivious naked woman, about 30,000 years old, was discovered in the Austrian village of Willendorf in the early 20th century and is considered “the icon” of the museum, said the director general of the facility , Christian Koeberl, in a statement.
The 11 centimeter (4 inch) statue from the early Stone Age is “the most popular and best-known prehistoric representation of a woman worldwide,” he added.
The controversy started in December when Italian art activist Laura Ghianda posted a picture of the artwork on the social network site that went viral.
The natural history museum expressed indignation and said in his statement; “We think that an archaeological object, especially such an iconic object, should not be banished from Facebook because of ‘nudity’, as no artwork should be.
“Let the Venus be naked! Since 29,500 years she shows herself as a prehistoric fertility symbol without clothing, and F.book censors and disrupts the community,” she said.
“There is no reason for the Natural History Museum Vienna to cover the” Venus of Willendorf “and to hide its nudity, neither in the museum nor on social media,” said Koeberl.
“There has never been a visitor complaint about the nakedness of the statue,” he added.
The museum said it had never known censorship by Facebook, despite his recent report on ‘Stone Age Porn’.
F.Book is regularly criticized for content that prohibits it or content that is published.
On 15 March, a French court must rule on the Californian social networking site’s decision to close the Facebook account of someone who posted a photo of the ‘Origin of the World’ painting by the 19th-century French painter Gustave Courbet, that female sexual organs.