Author Topic: Facebook bans users from posting Scunthorpe , enables profanity filter feature  (Read 258 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline admin

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1213
    • View Profile
Loading...
Facebook seems to have enabled its profanity filter feature for the use of the word Scunthorpe, frustrating many who want to use the term for genuine reasons. It is currently banning all posts with that word because it contains within it a word describing a woman's genitals.

Facebook's action came to light when the band October Drift was trying to promote its Scunthorpe show. "As a band we like to promote our shows via Facebook. But Facebook has none of it when trying to boost the posts," October Drift's Dan Young told The Independent.

The social networking site apparently allows users to submit posts about Scunthorpe only after users issued appeals. The band said they add a note on every post, asking that the profanity filter be removed.

"We always put a note in saying that it's the profanity filter that's failing for the town name but Facebook still doesn't make the amendment. Surprising given they're supposed to be at the forefront of modern tech," said Young.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred on Facebook over the use of the word Scunthorpe. A similar issue was highlighted earlier in 2016 by an advertiser from Scunthorpe who was trying to promote the town.

"My ad not approved because of the word Scunthorpe. Seriously, Facebook, are your algorithms written by 5-year-olds?" questioned a user named Jon Jarman, "I don't need to see what is and isn't approved ? there's nothing wrong with the advert, it's just the fact that word Scunthorpe is in it. As soon as I type the word 'Scunthorpe' I get an immediate warning that my ad contains inappropriate language."



 

Facebook Boss Zuckerberg reject criticism that his site Fake News affect US Poll

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 254
Last post November 16, 2016, 07:20:05 AM
by internet police
Facebook posted surprisingly strong profit and revenue growth in Latest Update

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 208
Last post November 05, 2015, 11:18:14 AM
by legendguru
Isis made direct threats against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 238
Last post February 25, 2016, 06:32:16 AM
by internet police
Google, Facebook & Twitter sues by Paris attack victim for spreading ‘propaganda

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 206
Last post June 16, 2016, 12:39:35 PM
by yungcrux
Facebook set to scrap Phone number as means of communication,New platform coming

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 210
Last post January 15, 2016, 09:59:35 AM
by newspostng
Facebook roll out Lists of Custom-Picked Event Recommendations features

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 191
Last post June 29, 2016, 01:31:53 AM
by admin
Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg Impregnate his wife Priscilla Chan again

Started by Postmaster

Replies: 0
Views: 345
Last post March 10, 2017, 04:47:06 AM
by Postmaster
Facebook ,Google and Twitter Sued for Allowing ISIS Messages to Spread

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 200
Last post May 08, 2017, 08:56:03 AM
by legendguru
Fewer People Are Using Facebook in 2015 despite Massive user's Statistics

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 483
Last post November 10, 2015, 01:42:50 PM
by legendguru
Facebook Roll out new tool to ease heartache of Relationship breakups

Started by legendguru

Replies: 0
Views: 188
Last post November 21, 2015, 08:44:39 AM
by legendguru