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Mom photographer banned from Facebook wants site to clarify photo rules

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A North Carolina mom has been banned from Facebook after she posted a photo of her toddler showing off her tan lines on a beach in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The image was deemed "pornographic."

“We were doing a photo session with the girls in cute little suits,” explained Photographer Jill White.

During the shoot, White captured a photo of her daughter's bathing suit being pulled down by a friend. The photo looked very similar to the 1953 Coppertone ad, which featured a dog tugging on a girl's swimsuit, exposing her behind.

White decided to share the photo on Coppertone's Facebook page.

“Coppertone did not take the photo down, but someone reported for nudity and pornography," said White.

Facebook sent a message to White, saying the photo fits the criteria of "nudity or pornography" and asked her to change her account settings, or remove it.

“I was not deleting the photo because I saw no pornography, maybe partial nudity but not nude,” White told FOX 5.

Someone then flagged the photo on her personal page. Facebook removed her photo and also signed her out of the account.

“I signed in to find that I was banned for 24 hours, and an uproar started with my friends,” said White.

White re-posted a censored version of the photo. Since then, she was banned again because she wouldn't remove the edited photo.

“My mission at this point is to get Facebook to spell out their standards a little clearer, and get rid of all the other trash that exists on Facebook, “said White.

White would like Facebook to define what constitutes as nudity and pornography.

"Clearly this photo is not pornographic," said White. "It does have partial nudity to it, so maybe Facebook should ad that rule."

White said she has seen more revealing photos pop up in her feed on a weekly basis.

What types of things aren't allowed on Facebook?

According to Facebook, the following content is not allowed:

Nudity or other sexually suggestive content Hate speech, credible threats or direct attacks on an individual or group Content that contains self-harm or excessive violence Fake or impostor Timelines Spam Nudity and Pornography

"Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo's David or family photos of a child breastfeeding."

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