Can Someone Please Explain To Me How This Involves Nudity And/Or Sexual Content Because I Don’t Get It.

Mockarena, Co-Founder

Earlier this week, Ashley posted about the film The Hunt, a movie with the delightful plot about elite liberal vacationers hunting down and killing “deplorables” for sport.  Kinda like a really twisted version of the Hunger Games.  Apparently, in light of the recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, marketing for the film, which was to premiere next month, was halted.  Because Hollywood is super sensitive like that.  Plus, Hollywood elites are very very very busy right now blaming Trump for divisive rhetoric and white supremacy, so they’re probably short on time to promote a film about killing people they disagree with for sport.

Priorities.

Anyway, as with all of our content here, we typically post links to our stories on our various social media channels so that people who like our writing are more likely to see our work. I mean, we’ve begged folks repeatedly to just bookmark this site (or better yet, make it your home page!) so that you check in once a day and see the great work that Ashley and our interns do, but let’s be real.  Most people rely on social media to get them to various sites.  And because social media sucks balls with respect to suppressing our content, we don’t reach as many people as we used to Back In The Good Old Days.

So, Ashley had planned to share the link to her post about Trump’s reaction to The Hunt on social media.  In fact, it was scheduled to go out, and none of us really thought twice about it.

That is, until I got an email from clever and competent follower Wayne.  Wayne wrote us that he’d been suspended from FB for sharing Ashley’s post to another page he follows. Check out these screenshots he sent.

Whizzah Whuzzah?  IN WHAT WAY, AT ALL, WHATSOEVER, was Ashley’s post related to nudity or sexual content? 

Wayne appealed the decision, which prompted a review.

So a human person reviewed the post, and AGREED that it violated community standards on nudity and sexual content.  Wayne appealed again, and it was reviewed again:

So it was again decided that the post violated community standards, leaving Wayne with the option of “accepting the decision” or “giving feedback on the standards.”  Regardless, he was locked out of his account for two days.

A similar thing happened to Sherwin, who sent us the following email:

Hey chicks my name is Sherwin and I love your show. I wanted to inform you that Facebook suspended me for 24 hrs for sharing a fox news show video from youtube. The 7:32min clip is titled NBC Universal still planning to release ‘The Hunt’ despite backlash. I saw the clip and then I shared it on my Facebook page and not long after I got a notice on Facebook saying it goes against their community standards on nudity or sexual activity. NO.. I’m not kidding. At first I thought there is no way Fox News would show nudity so I hit the send for manual review thinking human eyes would see there is no such nudity and would probably apologize for the mistake and update their algorithms. NOPE. Turns out their eyes has seen all sorts hidden porn in the video and replied saying they stand by their decision not to allow me to post the video. So like any hard head person would do I decided to share the video again and Facebook put me in jail for sharing Fox News porn. I appealed but Facebook knew what I tried to share was to hot for young eyes to see. I’ve taken screen shots of the dispute and put it in the attachment.

Here are his screenshots:

Anyway, the fact that two people got completely locked out of FB entirely simply for sharing some idiotic Hollywood film trailer spooked us enough that we did NOT post the link to Ashley’s write-up on our own FB page.

This is what it has come to, y’all.

I think it’s great that the movie release has been scrapped altogether, because eeew.  What a despicable premise for a movie. But WTF is going on with FB’s algorithms that they’d flag a story about this movie as nudity and/or sexual content?  Because if they needed any further evidence that their algorithms are pure crap, then this should be plenty.  Worse – their human reviewers are either clearly totally incompetent or don’t know what sexual content/nudity actually looks like or both.

I think I just answered my own question.

Hope y’all are having a great weekend!