Wednesday April 06, 2016

Facebook Bans Name Of English Town

It would seem that Facebook takes issue with the name of this town. To be honest, most of us wouldn't even have noticed that Scunthorpe contains a dirty four letter word had it not been pointed out to us. Well, that didn't stop Facebook's filter from catching it and banning the word from being shared on the site. Odd that Facebook doesn't block stuff the town of Essex or words like therapist.

The problem was stumbled upon by band October Drift as they attempted to post about an upcoming gig on their Facebook page. But it seems to be affecting anyone who attempts to post about the town, showing that Facebook is falling victim to an age-old problem of online forums and spam filters