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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I'll show you the pictures that are too dirty to appear on Facebook

Facebook is very protective. Some would say it's too protective. Or maybe it's insanely overprotective.

The social network employs extremely powerful robot censors ("Zuckerbots") to detect allegedly offensive photographs and illustrations even before they are posted.

In some cases the person who attempts to post the image is warned. In other times, the perp is put into Facebook Jail. I've been in Facebook Jail six times, for periods ranging from three to thirty days.

Since the bot serves as cop, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner, it is impossible to get an explanation for the punishment, or to appeal it.

The photo above is one of the silliest examples of a miscalibrated Zuckerbot. This photo has been widely published online, but apparently one of the bots thinks that Trump's index finger is a middle finger.  With no warning at all, I was suspended from FB for 30 days for violating "community standards."

(above) The bot is highly sensitive to weapons. Strangely Facebook allows photos of assault weapons, but not pistols. However, if the pistol is in a holster, it is considered harmless.

(above) This photo got me kicked out for a week. I'm not sure if I was punished for showing the guy's weapons or just because he looks weird. 

Sex, of course, attracts the blue nose of censors. FB says, "We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring."


(above) This photo of Melania Trump is too filthy for Facebook users to view. It was rejected twice, on different days, with different computers.

(above) However this photo of her, showing more skin and a gun, is just fine. 

(above) The photo of her in a nude lesbian scene was also approved.

(above) And Facebook has no objection to Mel's daughter-in-law Ivanka's cleavage. Robotic censorship is very weird.

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