Can You Guess What Harley Model Violates Facebook Standards?
Facebook is free for just about anyone to sign-up for and use. Though you probably have "friends" like I do that are constantly banned, or are on their fourteenth account for violating Facebook Community Standards.
There are many things that can violate the standards in place by Facebook, and my response always has been that if you don't like the standards, don't sign-up. I mean, it's not like you're being forced to be on there. Things on the "violation" list include: violence and incitement, terrorism, hate, human trafficking, fraud, and much more. These all make sense to me and as much as I believe in free speech, we need to keep people safe.
What I find interesting though, is the posts and comments that Facebook is moderating and deleting that shouldn't be. The most recent that I have seen is posts that mention the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Motorcycle. The model came out in 1990 and gained a lot of attention when Arnold rode a 1991 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. I subscribe or am a member of many Facebook pages and groups centered around motorcycles, and every few days a post gets yanked because of "Fat Boy". The way around it is to type something like "F@t Boy".
I'm assuming this is happening because of some algorithm that Facebook has looking for words that might be considered hate speech or shame speech. If it is by chance a human doing the behind the scenes censoring, they may want to read up on motorcycle models a bit. With how into our lives tech is in this day and age, you would think a company would be able to tell the difference with surrounding language in a post if something is hate speech or motorcycle talk. You can find out more about the Facebook Community Standards HERE.