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Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

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Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

On Good Friday, the Franciscan University of Steubenville tried to publish a series of Facebook advertisements for an online program in theology, catechetics, and evangelization. The copy for one of the ads included an image of the San Damiano cross, a medieval icon depicting Christ crucified, which is associated with the Franciscan order, which runs the college. According to the university’s web communications director, Tom Crowe, Facebook rejected the ad, stating: “Your image, video thumbnail or video can’t contain shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.” The original 12th-century San Damiano cross, located at the Basilica of St. Clare in Assisi,...

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