I posted an image on Facebook earlier, which was removed within seconds by the platform.
As the admonishment clearly states, the post was removed by Facebook ‘because it looks like Spam‘, which as most people of the internet generation will instantly recognise as being digital ‘Junk Mail’ or a type of aggressive advertising, which admittedly can be intrusive and a real pain in the ass.
For those of us of a certain age, however, ‘Spam’ is a once popular foodstuff comprised of processed pork and ham, which comes in a tin and was at one time a staple of the British diet, and was a cheap, nutritious alternative to an expensive cut of meat for a large section of the population.
Considering that the image that was removed was of three pigs, admittedly taken from an angle which made them look like something else altogether, I am struggling to work out whether Facebook has objected to it because in their opinion it ‘contains nudity’ or is ‘obscene’ or even viewed as being ‘offensive’ to certain people.
In any case, the humourless nurks in Facebookland have deemed it unfit content for their platform, despite it being readily available on other social media platforms.
You really could not make it up if you tried could you?
Meanwhile, here is an example of some classic British comedy from the Pythons ….