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[ NNSquad ] Facebook's flawed anti-spam system blocking legitimate links

Facebook's flawed anti-spam system blocking legitimate links

http://j.mp/I0tpVl  (TechDirt)

   "However, as James Losey discovered, Facebook won't let you post about
    it -- calling the article "spammy or unsafe." Specifically, it appears
    that (as with TPB) Facebook is blocking any and all mention of
    TVShack.net. However, Facebook's spam implementation is so stupidly
    programmed that it can't figure out that this is a story about
    TVShack.net in the well-respected Guardian newspaper, and not a direct
    link to TVShack.net. And, of course, merely linking to TVShack.net
    isn't against the law, so it's bizarre, obnoxious and stupid for
    Facebook to be blocking all such links in the first place."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org
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