Facebook rejected an ad campaign that referred to “juvenile boobies,” saying that its advertising guidelines prohibit “addressing the age, gender, or sexual orientation of users on Facebook.” While this may seem like a reasonable response by the social network, which has been under fire recently for having ads appear adjacent to objectionable content, the issue in this case is that juvenile boobies referred to young members of the Abbott’s Booby bird species.
The Citi never sleeps, and the placements of ads for Citibank on Facebook may be one of the reasons why. Despite the social network’s efforts to ensure that ads do not appear next to objectionable or offensive content, some of the bank’s ads have ended up adjacent to content including pages aimed at pedophiles.
The land down under continues to have its issues with Facebook, as a question-and answer-session on the social network with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, which was supposed to focus on education, instead turned ugly.
Facebook Engineering Director Arturo Bejar spoke with the San Jose Mercury News, but the conversation had nothing to do with coding or new features on the social network. Instead, they discussed conflict resolution.
Facebook released a detailed infographic Tuesday that takes users through the entire process of what happens when content or users are reported to the social network.
A criminal case in India involving Facebook and several other Internet companies moved one step further, as executives from the involved firms were summoned to appear before a trial court in the country Sept. 22, but a petition for dismissal before the Delhi High Court is set to be heard Aug. 7.