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Facebook bans Stephen Ellcock and his photos of art

by | 30th, August 2016

Good news. Facebook has reconsidered. The picture of 16th-century theologian Desiderius Erasmus’s fingers is not offensive. When Stephen Ellcock posted the image on his Facebook page, Facebook banned him, suspending him from posting for 30 days.


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Facebook soon blamed it on “human error” by one of its employees and reinstated his account.

Mr Ellcock, 59, tells the Times:

“I’ve had death threats, I’ve had stalkers. I have received threatening messages from photo agencies and American academic institutions warning me of dire consequences if I didn’t stop posting copyrighted material… What I’m trying to do is create an online museum in the same way Uber is a cab company without any cabs.”

We’re delighted to say that Stephen Ellcock will soon be contributing to

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