Photo copyright The Irish Times - taken by Paddy Whelan in 1990

Irish Times Facebook Page Hit By Facebook Prudery

Facebook’s policies are more than a little confusing.

Earlier this morning the Irish Times’s Facebook page was taken offline due to an “offensive” image.

Here’s the image they posted:

Photo copyright The Irish Times - taken by Paddy Whelan in 1990

Photo copyright The Irish Times – taken by Paddy Whelan in 1990

They’ve since published a more “sanitised” version with an explanation of what happened.

The Irish Times would like to apologise for the interruption to our service on this page this morning. It seems we fell…

Posted by The Irish Times on Friday, March 14, 2014

You can also read the story behind the original photo and its photographer on the Irish Times site

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