Film director Pedro Almodóvar thanked the poster for his latest film ‘Parallel Mothers’, which was censored by Facebook, after the platform had backed down and allowed its publication.
“We must be alert before the machines decide what we can do and what we cannot do. I have always relied on the kindness of strangers, but as long as they are human and an algorithm is not human,” Almodóvar explained in a statement collected by Europa Press.
Facebook has reinstated the publication of the poster of Almodóvar’s film and has apologized for having removed it because a nipple appeared in the image
“Thank you very much to all of you who have supported the ‘Parallel Mothers’ poster, to those who have posted it more than once, to those who have debated about the need for a bit of sanity when faced with the vision of a female nipple, to those of you who have talked about it in the media, “said the director from La Mancha.
For Almodóvar, this support has allowed “the minds behind the algorithm that decides what is or is not obscene and offensive to backtrack and allow the poster to circulate freely.”
“It is your victory, a great victory,” added the filmmaker, who has assured that “no matter how much information the algorithm has, it will never have a heart or common sense” and has expressed his desire that the film “be up to the task” of the expectations of those who have supported him.