Facebook Censorship Algos Go Haywire, Blocking Ads From Struggling Legitimate Businesses As "Hate Speech"
Facebook Censorship Algos Go Haywire, Blocking Ads From Struggling Legitimate Businesses As "Hate Speech" by Tyler Durden Sat, 11/28/2020 - 11:45 In what is definitely some type of Karmic payback for social media companies now appending some type of label to what seems like every other post nowadays, Facebook just found out that its super-duper censoring algorithm also banned advertisements from some struggling businesses, mistaking them as hate speech. We love it when a plan comes together. One woman, Ruth Harrigan, who advertises on Facebook to sell her honey and beeswax-based products, told Bloomberg she thought she missed out on an estimated $5,000 in revenue after Facebook mistakenly banned her ads right before black Friday. She said: “I was getting a little anxious thinking, ‘Oh my God, Black Friday is around the corner, most of my sales for the year happen in November and December and that’s it,'. I said, ‘If I’m shut down any longer than this, it’ll cripple me.’