Facebook Labelled my Medium Blog as Spam and Then Pulled Their Decision

Trying to understand Facebook’s methods for categorising spam after being categorised as spam and then exonerated

In one way I really respect Facebook’s attempt at controlling what is supposed to be posted and what should not be posted on their platform.

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Was it the mask?

I have a theory (supported by some articles online) that Facebook has been trying to limit the sale of non-medical masks. This was likely well-intended to avoid fake masks being sold.

“Advertisers must currently be in good standing to advertise non-medical masks, with a minimum advertising history of four months.”

Since I do not know, this is only guesswork — but did Facebook factor in my use of a ‘non-medical’ face mask when moderating my post?

  • I have written critical posts about Facebook and its governance.
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Screenshots of Facebook’s policy
  • Did too many people repost my texts online?

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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