Friday, 28 June 2013

Facebook: "Offensive" Cute Gay Boys Banned

Facebook has announced a major revamp of its advertising systems in an attempt to deal with concerns about offensive content.
There will now be new restrictions on where adverts appear on the site.
Marks and Spencer and BSkyB were among companies to suspend advertising after complaints that adverts had been placed on pages with offensive material.
The social network is now planning to remove any advertising from many of its pages.
Facebook's move follows complaints about a Sky advert promoting an M&S voucher.
The advert was placed on a Facebook page called "cute and gay boys".* The page featured photographs of teenage boys.
In a blogpost on Friday, Facebook said: "We recognize we need to do more to prevent situations where ads are displayed alongside controversial Pages and Groups. So we are taking action."

BBC News.

Or it would be if it wasn't part of some mad climate of hysteria about "porn" - a word now so elastic it probably includes ladies' ankles and piano legs.
So, err, why were you looking at this filthy Facebook page, pls?
Stop looking at pictures of good-looking young men in the nud, you perv.
You ain't spending your M&S vouchers in my shop.
Ban porn!
Oh where will this prurient, prudish madness end?
When we've banned desire and we're all made to wear burkas?

* No such Facebook page with such an unwieldy name seems to have existed. Try Googling it, and let me know.


  1. Err... You mean this page:

    When I looked at this page, adverts for BMI and SIMPLE skin care products were on show. I guess you need to look your best when you jet off to find the Cute Gay Boys...

    1. A-ha! Thank you.
      Well, it's utter filth and I still want it stopped.

      PS Cute boy in the cowboy hat.

  2. And the Tumblr link is even better...

    and ad free...