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Daryl Cagle blocked from Facebook after re-posting Iranian cartoon
Daryl Cagle was blocked from Facebook for 12 hours after re-posting a cartoon (see above) from Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani. The cartoon which depicts nudity violates Facebook’s terms of agreement.
My buddy, cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani, an Iranian cartoonist who escaped from probable imprisonment by the Iranian Regime and was given asylum in France, posted this funny cartoon that was censored by Facebook (Facebook also blocked his account for 12 hours). I thought I would post it on Facebook too, and sure enough, they censored my posting too. The cartoons is below. It makes me laugh, and it makes a religious/political point that I would expect, from Kianoush’s point of view. See my buddy Kianoush here.
I’ve been blocked from Facebook for the next twelve hours. Ouch!
Why cartoonists post cartoons depicting nudity on Facebook and then express surprise when Facebook blocks their account is beyond me. That said, since my blog posts are re-posted on The Daily Cartoonist’s Facebook page, this cartoon may get me blocked me as well. If it does, expect me to post my surprise and liberal use of the word “censorship”.