09 May 2020

Facebook Moderation and Censorship AKA ‘Community Standards’ Going Haywire

It may be automated systems going wrong or it may be another misguided crackdown on legitimate posts but as usual with Facebook it's impossible to get any answers, explanation or guidance. The CLEAR team has run a Facebook page now for 10 years. According to Facebook data it's the second most 'liked' page on cannabis and drugs policy and its 'engagement' is usually in the top three of all similar pages worldwide. We've experienced everything crazy that Facebook has thrown us over those...

28 Sep 2016

Facebook Says Calling A Black Man A Baboon “Doesn’t Violate Our Community Standards”.

On the other hand Facebook says that recommending a responsible, reputable supplier of verified, lab-tested, legal CBD food supplements does violate its standards. At a guess (because you can't get a straight answer from Facebook about anything), the issue is "We prohibit any attempts by unauthorised dealers to purchase, sell or trade prescription drugs, marijuana, firearms or ammunition." Now CBD food supplements are fully legal products.  They are not prescription drugs.  True, CBD is present in cannabis but it...