August 3, 2018 3:24 pm
Updated: August 3, 2018 9:41 pm

Montreal museum says Picasso ads back online after running afoul of Facebook

WATCH: Facebook to review polices after blocking Picasso ads

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts says an ad for its Picasso exhibit is back online after being rejected for violating Facebook’s anti-nudity policy.

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Museum spokeswoman Pascale Chasse says the advertisement was blocked because it showed Picasso’s painting entitled “Femmes a la toilette,” which features two nude women.

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Chasse said she found the situation funny at first, but eventually contacted Facebook after two different ads were subsequently rejected by the company’s ad-review algorithm.

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She said the company has since put the original ad back online and has promised to review its policies surrounding fine art.

Facebook says in a statement it is reviewing its advertising standards in light of the incident.

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While its criteria don’t generally allow nudity in advertisements, the company said it wants to make sure museums can share their most iconic paintings.

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