BBC: Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude

BBC: Facebook rejects Montreal museum’s ad over Picasso nude. “The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts online ad for its big summer exhibit was blocked because it showed abstract breasts painted by the modern master. The museum eventually had to reach out directly to Facebook in order to get the posts authorised.”

Barefaced cheek: Rubens nudes fall foul of Facebook censors (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Barefaced cheek: Rubens nudes fall foul of Facebook censors. “Rubens nudes have entranced those visiting the world’s great art galleries for some 400 years. Contemporaries on whom the Flemish master is said to have had a profound impact include Van Dyck and Rembrandt … but none of this has passed muster with Facebook’s censors.”

The Register: US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots

The Register: US Declaration of Independence labeled hate speech by Facebook bots. “The Liberty County Vindicator, a newspaper serving Liberty, Texas, posted “small bites” from the Declaration on its Facebook page in the leadup to the USA’s July 4th Independence Day, ‘To make it a little easier to digest that short but formidable historic document’. But as the paper detailed on July 2nd, ‘The first nine parts posted as scheduled, but part 10, consisting of paragraphs 27-31 of the Declaration, did not appear.'”

Bloomberg: Facebook’s Political Rule Blocks Ads for Bush’s Beans, Singers Named Clinton

Bloomberg: Facebook’s Political Rule Blocks Ads for Bush’s Beans, Singers Named Clinton. Roll that beautiful bean footage! “Blaine Simons last month paid Facebook to run an ad for his lawn-mowing company, Al Mowit, in Rapid City, South Dakota. ‘If you can’t mow it… AL MOWIT!’ the ad said, promising professional lawn mowing and bush trimming. It ran from June 15 until June 25. On that day, Facebook’s systems concluded that it was political content and took it down.”

American Booksellers Association: Facebook’s New Political Ad Policy Ends Up Censoring Bookstore’s Author Event Ads

American Booksellers Association: Facebook’s New Political Ad Policy Ends Up Censoring Bookstore’s Author Event Ads. “In early June, A Room of One’s Own Bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin, encountered a problem when trying to advertise author events on Facebook. The bookstore’s events coordinator, Gretchen Treu, requested to boost Facebook posts to promote two author events only to find that they were rejected on the basis of what Facebook characterized as their ‘political nature.'”

CNET: Exactis said to have exposed 340 million records, more than Equifax breach

CNET: Exactis said to have exposed 340 million records, more than Equifax breach. “If you’re a US citizen, your personal information — your phone number, home address, email address, even how many children you have — may have just become easily available to hackers in an alleged massive data leak.”

A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads (New York Times)

New York Times: A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads. “What do a day care center, a vegetarian restaurant, a hair salon, an outdoor clothing maker and an investigative news publisher have in common? To Facebook, they looked suspiciously like political activists.”