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Facebook to fix system which tried to suggest ads for ‘faggots’

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  1. Only one product I can imagine using the term faggot and that is Mr Brains, Pork Faggots.

    1. the same thing came to mind with me. they come with ‘extra sauce’ you know.

  2. Scott Lovely 27 Feb 2012, 5:33pm

    Nice to see some online investigative journalism by PN, well done.

  3. I’ve got a couple of Faggots in the freezer at the moment and they’ll be lovely for dinner tonight.

    1. So had Jeffrey Dahmer, but that didn’t work out to well for him.

  4. johnny33308 27 Feb 2012, 11:54pm

    Face Book lies! There is PLENTY of hate speech on FB right this moment. Even with hundreds and thousands of us reporting the pages and Hate Groups they continue to be allowed to spread their filthy poison while FB suspends us, blocks us and even deletes our profiles just for reporting the Hate Gropus, and leaves almost all of them up and running. FB never explains itself to any of us either even when we send a direct question to their staff…..we are ignored, always. FB displays unflinching, unambiguous animosity towards LGBTIQ people on a daily basis.

  5. That’s quite a software glitch…

  6. Faggot, often shortened to fag, is a pejorative term and common slur used chiefly in North America against homosexual males.[3] Its pejorative use, broadly meaning a “repellent male”

    Can we laugh at our selves? Then why are we so offended when others laugh or ridicule or even express hate towards us with pejorative references.

    Is it only acceptable when used by us for fun and humor? Does it become derogatory only when used to demean us or in hate attacks.

    Humor crosses the line from fun to hate very fast (as demonstrated here depending on who’s joking) “Words can never hurt me” but to some people they can and do! we need to stop selective hypocrisy either “F” words are acceptable or NOT at all!

  7. A spokesperson for the social media giant told PinkNews.co.uk: “Facebook does not tolerate hate speech, discrimination or bullying against any individual or group of people.

    Really? I have flagged the ‘f’ word a few times and after going back a few days latter I’ve found it’s still there! So sorry Facebook that is BS!!!!

    I’m a little strange in that I like a bit of heavy metal and I unlike rock magazine Metal Hammer because of the amount of times so called metal fans used that word to describe bands who wore make up and the people at Metal Hammer and Facebook did NOTHING about it!!

    So I’m afraid Facebook is lying!

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