Facebook has some somewhat strict guidelines when it is necessary to what they countenance on their locate. They’ll allow follower teats, but won’t tolerate any sexually suggest content, for example. They’ll allow counterfeit bulletin to spread like wildfire, but they won’t tolerate even the merest reminder of a female nipple, breastfeeding included.

Unfortunately, sometimes their “no nudity” programme can be achieved through a few mistaken decisions when their image-recognition software decides to be over cautious.

One dog owner observed this out last week, after announcing a photograph of his cute little puppy. He deemed it in his hands, for scale.

Unfortunately, the algorithm, after someone reported the berth, appears to have mistaken the Mexican Hairless puppy- or Xoloitzcuintli- for a penis, giving the picture an instantaneous boycott from the social network.

It was so penisy, he received the standard notification reserved for pornographic affixes:

“We’ve hidden this announce because it doesn’t follow our community standards. It’ll removed from Facebook soon.”

The picture has since been put back up.

The post was reported by another customer of a group for animal admirers, because, in fairness, it certainly does look like a penis.

“I got a notification saying it had been blocked a few minutes after I announced it to the group, ” Nikki told the Mirror. “It’s really hard for me to see the penis attitude because when I look at it I always just see the puppy.”

Screenshots of the pole going to go viral on Twitter as well as Facebook, with many other beings convinced at first that the latter are looking at a penis , not a puppy.

Even Twitter censored the pic.

The puppy is now a minor Twitter celebrity.

This isn’t the only hairless animal Facebook mixup this year.

Last month, this hairless wombat baby was mistake for a human babe, with one Facebook user observing “OMG Congratulation! He’s beautiful x I miss you so much”, before realise “FACK I DIDN’T LOOK PROPERLy I THOUGHT YOUD HAD YOUR BABY I’M SO SORRY OMG”.

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