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Photos That Were Banned On Facebook  

Nathan Davidson
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List Rules Vote up the photos that you can't believe were blocked or taken down from Facebook

Facebook isn't just a destination anymore. Facebook is a journey. People live their entire lives through Facebook. Posting about their own lives, following the lives of others via their Facebook newsfeed. Largely this is made possible by people sharing photos of their life experiences, but sometimes those photos get banned. These are some of those photos banned from Facebook. With some of these pictures it is obvious why they were taken down. With others it's an example of an algorithm gone wrong (mistaking one body part for another, for example). Others, well... others just defy reason. Be sure to vote up the photos you can't believe were taken down from Facebook.
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Wet, Soapy Elbows
Wet, Soapy Elbows is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Photos That Were Banned On Facebook
Photo: Imgur

Facebook confused elbow for, well, not elbows, and in the process brought the world this wonderful optical illusion.

Can you believe it?
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Kylie Minogue Gone Teddy Bear Wild
Kylie Minogue Gone Teddy Bear ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Photos That Were Banned On Facebook
Photo: Imgur

A simple case of microphone confusion by the good censors at Facebook. Classic mic mixup.

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Scandalous Elbow Exposure
Scandalous Elbow Exposure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Photos That Were Banned On Facebook
Photo: Imgur
That awkward moment when Facebook confused an elbow for a breast.
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Michele Bachmann and the Corn Dog Incident
Michele Bachmann and the Corn ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Photos That Were Banned On Facebook
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Facebook blocked comedian Shann Carr from posting this photo of Michele Bachmann eating lunch.
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