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Facebook says traditional Maori tattoo breached community standards

Facebook says traditional Maori tattoo breached community standards

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/84424222/facebook-says-traditional-maori-tattoo-breached-community-standards

Auckland tattooist Hirini Katene has been left disappointed and puzzled after a video showing his recent work – a pūhoro (traditional Maori body tattoo) which covers most of his clients lower body – was removed by Facebook, who claimed it breached their community standards policy.

Katene wasn’t sure if someone had made a complaint or if Facebook’s own monitors had flagged the video, but says he “was pretty let down.”

“I don’t know why [the video was removed] – when everybody else looks at it, it’s a piece of art.”