Facebook has banned an advert for arty platformer Gris for being too sexually suggestive.Publisher Devolver Digital noted the rejection on Twitter last night, and scoffed at Facebook's dubious logic. Cover your eyes, if you wish to avoid this illicit nudity: Was this a mistake by an actual human, or a quirk of some broken algorithm? Devolver told Kotaku it had tried to appeal the ban, unsuccessfully."It's a silly situation that lacks any common sense," a Devolver spokesperson told Eurogamer this morning, "but mostly we're embarrassed to admit we're still using Facebook. Join our Discord server."All publicity is good publicity, then - and Gris (available now on PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch) is certainly worth highlighting once again. "An evocative, ethereal experience you don't want to miss," Vikki Blake wrote in Eurogamer's Gris review. "An artful puzzle platformer that'll stay with you long after its short running time." … [Read more...] about Facebook blocks Gris ad, blaming nudity
Positech Games has been unable to promote the Democracy franchise (soon to be expanded with Democracy 4) on Facebook thanks to a block on international political advertising according to a tweet from the company’s founder Cliff “Cliffski” Harris. Democracy 4 was recently announced as the next game in the long-running strategy series where players try to manage a government while avoiding hurting their future election prospects, destroying the country, or getting assassinated. Jeff Sheen from Stargazy Studios will be leading development with Mr. Harris acting as a producer and lending his assistance for design and testing where needed. Positech Games put an end to post-launch development on 2013’s Democracy 3 recently to focus on their next title. With a new game on the way, the company is still running advertising for the franchise but has encountered a particular problem with advertising on Facebook. *sigh* facebook still telling me I … [Read more...] about Democracy Dev’s Facebook Ads Blocked As “Political Ads”
FACEBOOK has been slammed for "censoring" a feminist campaign group after it was accused of "transphobia". Woman's Place UK campaigns for women-only spaces and raises concerns about transgender people being able to self-identify as women. The social network temporarily blocked links to its website over the weekend citing user "safety" as the site was "malicious". "This morning, our supporters are reporting that FB posts which link to our website are being removed," tweeted the group, "the reason give (sic!) is that ‘they may be in breach of community standards’. They are not. We would urge you to visit our website, read the posts and decide for yourself". Its supporters blasted Facebook's clampdown, calling it a "disgrace" and accused the site of "suppressing free speech". "Only fake news and hard brexit is allowed on @facebook. Women's rights are bad, m'kay." tweeted one user. The move coincided with a Twitter post from user @mimmymum, whose profile indicates the account … [Read more...] about Facebook BLOCKS links to women’s rights group after ‘transphobia’ complaints
MARK Zuckerberg managed to dodge some tough questions at this week's Facebook privacy scandal hearing at US Congress. His favourite senator-busting line was "we can find out for you" – but how many times did he say it, and will he actually follow up? Tech site Wired has rounded up all the times Zuck promised senators that he'd get back to senators about a question. The billionaire Facebook boss endured two Congress hearings this week, after his site admitted it had given away personal info for 87million users without their permission. Senators generally asked rubbish questions, but there were 46 queries in total that prompted Zuck to promise someone from Facebook would answer...eventually. As it turns out, the full list reveals Zuckerberg had a fair few gaps in his knowledge. Here's a list of the senators who befuddled Zuck, and the questions he couldn't answer. Senator Chuck Grassley: (1) A list of the apps Facebook has banned for improperly sharing data with third parties (2) … [Read more...] about The 43 questions Mark Zuckerberg failed to answer during rubbish Facebook Congress Q&A
GOVERNMENT plans to age-check anyone who wants to watch XXX videos online in the UK have been delayed for months. The age verification scheme was originally supposed to kick off on April 1, but it's now been pushed back to as late as December. By the end of the year, the Government will have blocked all adult websites – and you’ll only be able to access if you sign up to an age verification scheme. This means potentially handing over personal details, and even sensitive documents like your driving licence or passport. The goal is to stop youngsters accessing dodgy x-rated websites. Videos that are already assigned an R18 certificate will be affected by the 'ban.' The law also covers works “produced solely or principally for the purposes of sexual arousal” But those working within the porn industry have called the legislation a “panic law” that won’t protect youngsters. Adult filmmaker Erika Lust said: “They’re … [Read more...] about What is the UK porn ban, when does the age verification scheme start and which adult sites will be blocked?