Facebook accuses meat-lover of hate speech for praising butcher’s faggots – The Sun
FACEBOOK accused a meat-lover of hate speech — for praising a butcher’s faggots.
Stunned Paul Lynch, 55, had his post taken down by the social media giant.
He had urged his online pals to sample the offal dish in the Morriston area of Swansea, where locals are nicknamed “monkeys”.
He posted: “If you’re not buying Thomas’s Of Morriston the butchers on Morriston Cross’ faggots on a Tuesday are you even a monkey?”
Paul explained: “He makes them every Tuesday and if you go early they are still hot and absolutely delicious.” However, Facebook said he used hate speech and took down the post.
Paul said: “I assumed an algorithm picked out the word ‘faggot’ because it’s sometimes used as offensive American slang. I asked Facebook to review their decision, thinking a human would check the context.”
He then got a second message upholding the decision, which he said was “highly offensive and morally wrong”.
Butcher Bryan Thomas thanked everyone who “made kind comments about our faggots”.
Facebook said: “This post was removed in error. As soon as we realised our mistake, we restored the post."
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