Facebook rejected our article

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We joked that Fortnite was being censored in China due to problematic content such as sex and gore, which is obviously ridiculous as Fortnite does not spill a drop of blood and there is absolutely no sexual content whatsoever, except if you count the existence of female characters as obscene sexual content in and of itself. We wanted to push an ad for this article on Facebook, and it was rejected due to not following their advertising policies on Adult Content.

Adverts must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.

Examples:

  1. Nudity or implied nudity
  2. Excessive visible skin or cleavage, even if not explicitly sexual in nature
  3. Images focused on individual body parts, such as abs, buttocks or chests, even if not explicitly sexual in nature

As you can see with the image above this article, the worst thing we did was to fake censorship on a picture that did not need censoring. Obviously, Facebook‘s claim was laughable and we appealed. Sadly, our request was denied because our content was deemed “Low quality”. Ouch, that hurts, especially coming from the ambassador of good taste and integrity that is Facebook.

In the end, fake censorship became true censorship, but not from the corner of the world that we expected.

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