Facebook Glitch Is Blocking User's Posts

If you are getting alerts that your post was deemed "spam"...you are not alone.

Facebook suffered from a massive bug in its News Feed spam filter, causing websites like Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today to be blocked from being shared as posts or comments. The issue blocked shares of some but not all coronavirus-related content, while some unrelated links are allowed through and others are not. Facebook has been trying to fight back against misinformation related to the outbreak and this could be a small bump in the road.

Facebook’s Guy Rosen tweeted that

“We’re on this – this is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any changes in our content moderator workforce. We’re in the process of fixing and bringing all these posts back. More soon.” Facebook sent home its content moderators this week and announced it would be relying more on its artificial intelligence systems ,warning it could make “more mistakes”.

Luckily the situation seems to be fixed. Rosen later tweeted that:

"We’ve restored all the posts that were incorrectly removed, which included posts on all topics - not just those related to COVID-19. This was an issue with an automated system that removes links to abusive websites, but incorrectly removed a lot of other posts too."

Source: TechCrunch

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