Monday, June 6, 2016

Facebook's fickle censorship: See the photos now considered too dirty for posting

Facebook says, "We want people to feel safe when using Facebook. For that reason, we've developed a set of Community Standards . . .We remove graphic images when they are shared for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence."
 


[above] This photo shows up in a Google search for "weird guy with guns." It has been online more than 1,000 times, for years, including on Facebook. Facebook now rejects efforts to post it.
 

[above] This photo shows up in a Google search for "fat guy with guns." It has been online more than 250 times, for years, including on Facebook. Facebook now rejects efforts to post it. However, the guy does have a page on Facebook. Here's an interview with him. I can't guarantee that it's genuine, but it's interesting.
 


[above] This is the weirdest bit of Facebook censorship. This photo shows up in a search for "Trump finger." It has been online about 500 times, for years, including on Facebook. Facebook now rejects efforts to post it. I posted it at least a dozen times with no trouble, but recently Facebook claimed it was a violation of community standards and threw me out for a month. I did not post it "for sadistic pleasure or to celebrate or glorify violence." I posted it because it's funny and I don;t like Trump.

I've asked Facebook for an explanation four times but have received no response. The company is notorious for non-communication.

I wonder if a defective censor-bot thinks Trump is flipping the bird, not raising his index finger.


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