Mar 4, 2020

Luton filmmaker warns over over TikTok and Facebook extremism rules

A filmmaker says social media rules to prevent extremist material going online are thwarting his attempts to tackle hatred and extremism. Rizwan Wadan said algorithms used by Facebook and TikTok were making it hard to promote his films. Facebook said his trailer broke its ban on "Sensational content" in adverts. He said trailers for his work have been "Restricted" on Facebook and said TikTok removed the content because it was deemed to break its guidelines. A Facebook spokeswoman said: "In this case, the advertisement highlighted was rejected for violating our advertising policies on sensational content, which state adverts must not contain shocking, sensational, disrespectful or excessively violent content."

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