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Is Facebook Playing Fair?

I have enjoyed my Facebook experience, possibly because I use caution in using it. It has not failed me in any respect, until yesterday.

I posted a PersonaPaper article which featured a tick photo from Pixabay. I posted the teaser on my Facebook site. It was rejected. FB claimed it was spam and was protecting me.

Later, I had an IT expert examine the image, and she said it was because the image had an Amazon Cloud connection. A link FB considered spammy, it seems.

Well I have to wonder (and I am not the lone sufferer in this) if they are sincere, or they are trying to "pinch out" a competitor. After all, FB and Google are good buddies, no? And Google has its own Cloud, no?

Any thoughts?

Image Credit » Pixabay

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MegL wrote on July 3, 2018, 3:12 AM

Personapaper is hosted on Amazon. Facebook apparently checks the picture is hosted on the same site as the article, which it is. I have to dig deeper. Think Facebook is being silly!

VinceSummers wrote on July 3, 2018, 8:09 AM

Has the social media world gone mad? Just had to interpret changes in Twitter.

Last Edited: July 3, 2018, 8:27 AM

Kasman wrote on July 3, 2018, 10:42 AM

MegL - sent you a pm on FB about this very subject and included a screenshot of the FB response.

Kasman wrote on July 3, 2018, 10:43 AM

I have very recently experienced what I think is the same issue. Weird!

MegL wrote on July 5, 2018, 2:21 PM

I have been experimenting. I posted a link to an article using a Word Press hosting - it posted as I expected. Posted a link to a PP article, would not post but THEN, I clicked on the link to the Illustration - it came up in Pixabay. I posted that link FIRST to Facebook, then the link to the article. Posted!!!

melody23 wrote on July 5, 2018, 3:32 PM

Facebook is very difficult. Lots of recent changes has seen lots of things either marked as spam or removed altogether possibly worse still sometimes they post the post but don't let anyone see it. because it is posted you think everything is fine but actually you have no viewers and no engagement at all. It's killing people who do business on facebook, engagement is at an all time low

VinceSummers wrote on July 5, 2018, 5:36 PM

Not sure how that works. Too bad I can't see you demonstrate the process.

VinceSummers wrote on July 5, 2018, 5:36 PM

Which would be alright IF they actually culled out only the spam. But as you know...

lookatdesktop wrote on July 5, 2018, 7:57 PM

Curious this is. They probably use AI and algorithms to make these assumptions or in this case their idea of what should or should not be posted. If I was the one who posted the image I would contact the ones who created it and see what they have to say about it and why it was rejected as spam by Facebook.

melody23 wrote on July 6, 2018, 2:45 PM