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Facebook removes ads from ‘cute and gay boys’ page after threat of boycott

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  1. GulliverUK 29 Jun 2013, 5:32pm

    How ridiculous. Sky have porno channels, and M&S have young men with bulging pants on the outside of their underwear – pot calling the kettle black.

    I just searched and that page has about 5-6 photos, none of which are in any way distasteful – young people are gay also, why shouldn’t they have a page for themselves. But in terms of advertising, if it’s different than the page, then what are these ads? If facebook was taking them surely they abide by codes of decency.

    Facebook is long past it’s day, it really is not a great site for social media, having been outpaced by Google+. And Facebook were never interested in content – anything went, because they have very few real human moderators, it’s all done by program code these days. They never cares when threats or seriously harmful gore was posted on RIP sites – I know, because I interacted with them at senior levels (named email addresses) at that point.

    But, I will boycott M&S and Sky from now on, … for being stupid.

  2. Everybody should boycott Sky anyway. No power for Rupert Murdoch!

    1. Couldn’t agree more. I wouldn’t use Sky if you paid me.

  3. People should keep a look out for any Sky/M&S ads on FB or anywhere else on the same page as ‘hot young girls’.I suspect there won’t be much of an issue if they are

  4. Patrick Cedo 30 Jun 2013, 12:46am

    Paranoia!

  5. barriejohn 30 Jun 2013, 8:03am

    One source told the BBC that it would create a “gold standard” of about 10,000 pages which it would deem appropriate, and then inspect subsequent pages in order to add them to the list.

    Fascism in action.

  6. Michael Knell 30 Jun 2013, 2:18pm

    The page referred to is just that: a few pictures of cute boys who are happy to put a photo there and say they’re gay. I see nothing offensive or pornographic, and certainly nothing to warrant all this furore. Are we seeing homophobia creeping into advertising now? Get a grip M&S, one day these lads and their friends could be your customers. Unfortunately, many of us grow into M&S. Maybe we shouldn’t?

  7. Absolutely crazy!
    Do they not think that gay men and women don’t buy there products??
    Wake up… this is 2013 If there was another page which had girls on it, as opposed to men, do you think these companies would pull there advertising ?? No is your answer……;

  8. I don’t understand this. Did they think the page was aiming at paedophiles. How young were the boys?

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