Question on First Amendment VS Facebook Policy | The Naturist Page


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I don’t know much about CA, USA laws, however isn’t Facebook breaking the First Amendment on simple non-sexual nudity? It’s not obscenity. Im confused. I’m bringing this topic up because I read an article such as this one from the First Amendment Center where they talk about how the First Amendment does not protect pornography & obscenity — yet Naturism isn’t ponography or obscenity. Facebook users are getting their non-sexual/obscene photos, accounts, pages and groups either blocked or removed and more and more people are turning to Twitter where they strongly believe in the freedom of speech.

In one paragraph of the article states, “Even more fundamentally, nudity does not equal obscenity. The Supreme Court recognized this in Jenkins v. Georgia, when it ruled that the film “Carnal Knowledge” was not obscene. Justice William Rehnquist wrote in that 1974 case that “nudity alone is not enough to make material legally obscene under the Miller standards.”” So, does mean Facebook is breaking The First Amendment? I honestly do not know since I never lived in the United States or California for that matter.

Do you think that it would be possible to use this against Facebook to change their policy and allow non-sexual/obscene nudity and ban those who are obscene or with sexual intent to offend others just as the First Amendment stays? It’s a question i’m sure a lot of of left us scratching our heads.

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4 thoughts on “Question on First Amendment VS Facebook Policy | The Naturist Page

  1. I was going to add that same comment. Private entities could do as they please with not allowing certain speech but the government cannot prosecute what they do publish as long as it is not obscene as defined by community standards. The best method would be to convince them to change their policy by a mass protest or posting of nude pictures on profiles. The alternative is find a different venue. I have never had a Facebook account nor do I want one.

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  2. Freedom of speech and the First Amendment has nothing to do with an organization or company who can do whatever they wish. Facebook is fine with male nipples, but finds female nipples abhorrent and disgusting, and will close down your site if you don’t agree. And no genitals, because Facebook believes the human body to be disgusting and in need to be shamefully covered at all times.

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