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Facebook Uproar Over Banned Mastectomy Pics

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Switched: Recently, Facebook banned pictures of a woman showing her mastectomy scars, calling the images "sexual and abusive." For anyone who has seen these pictures, those are not words they inspire.

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However, Facebook has taken back its original ban and apologized to Sharon Adams, the poster of the pictures and breast cancer survivor.

After the original decision was made, hundreds of users in the U.K. protested and railed against Facebook. Users even created online groups such as "Get Sharon Adams Picture on Facebook for Breast Cancer," which has over 900 members.

In a conversation with the Daily Mail, Sharon Adams explained her motives: "I put these pictures out on Facebook to put a message out to women- check your breasts regularly and do not ever be ashamed of a mastectomy."

Of course, this is not the first time users have been outraged by one of Facebook's decisions in what is appropriate for the site; other controversial issues have included breastfeeding women and Holocaust denial groups.

Facebook issued a written apology that stated the photos did not violate their policies and that its oversight was due to reviewing too many photos.

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