Facebook can be pretty touchy about censorship. That being said, they can definitely take it too far. According to a story from mazech, “Residents of “the Hoe” in Plymouth, UK, say they are really tired of being monitored by Facebook that is constantly checking their posts to ensure they are not denigrating sex workers.” That’s right, there’s a town in the UK that is literally called The Hoe.
We truly live in a beautiful wold.
The town of The Hoe (kind of a clunky name, regardless) is a well known seaside town with a rich history. Sir Francis Drake, an old timey British naval officer, once played a famous game of bowls there. What is bowls, you may ask? Well, according to Wikipedia bowls “is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”. So essentially croquet without mallets? Sorry, this is completely tangential to the story. We just felt like it needed to be included.
According to mazech, “the ancient city in the South of England has long endured a high rate of sanctions by Facebook.” Residents are clearly sick of being told they’re filthy mouthed hooligans, when they’re actually law abiding British people. Don’t ban them, facebook, jeez.
Facebook claimed they would set about fixing the contextual error. A spokesperson states, “These posts were removed in error and we apologize to those who were affected. We’re looking into what happened and will take steps to rectify the error.”
Let’s hope The Hoe finally sees justice served.
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