Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Food: Facebook Munch (UPDATED)

UPDATE:
Since I posted this another Facebook censorious blunder has managed to get itself, and Facebook, into press. Bad press. This time it really put its oversized foot into it. It has apparently removed a photo of an Steven Assael's work from the New York Academy of Art. If that wasn't enough they blocked the institution from further uploads for seven days. Oh dear...

One of the most recent Facebook pages to be munched by the company's inconsistent application of it's own Terms and Conditions is Collared...

It does seem that Mr Zuckerberg and his drones have well and truly decided it is within their remit to decide what exactly constitutes "hateful, threatening, or pornographic; [content that] incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence." And it does seem that their sense of morality, or rather immorality ranges from breastfeeding, through crossdressing, to BDSM. It does seem also that Facebook wants to have their cake and eat it, too (see what I've done here? it's a second gratuitous food reference). They both want to be everything to everyone and at the same time be very (inconsistently) picky about who those everyone actually are - or rather are allowed to be. Because, as everyone knows, there is still plenty of content on Facebook that is much more in breach of the T&C. Will it stop? And if yes, where?

In the meantime, Pope Benedict watch out - your job may be in danger...