Mélodie radio reported that, Bitche municipality under scrutiny social network algorithms, which makes it an insult to the English language and confused.
L’This story made everyone laugh…almost. Near the town of Sarreguemines Moselle Bitche Due to an unfortunate mistake and become victims of nearly a month …… apparently because of its name. She was only censored on Facebook, the algorithm of the social network has decided to delete her page, Radio melody April 12. how can that be? Simply because this seems to be the city’s famous algorithm and an insult to the English name “bitch” confused, English “bitch” can use “bitch” or more bluntly to translate with “conna ***”.
near Top 3 Estes in FranceValérie Degouy, the town’s communications manager, thinks this choice of censorship on social networks is “surprising.” She said: “I think these pages hosted on another server, another data center, and they lie in Anglo – Saxon countries / regions, therefore, the algorithm translated the word Bitche, and” English insult “no The difference. Say. According to a report by Mélodie Radio, the city government’s page was not published by Facebook on March 19.
Valérie Degouy told her that she had tried to join the social network to appeal the decision many times, but did not achieve real success. “There is nothing else to do. I tried it in the private message on the French Facebook page. I leave about ten messages a day. She finally explained that I finally got in touch with me and told me that they weren’t managed by them. I filed an appeal and I must wait for Facebook to respond.
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She also revealed that she had already encountered difficulties when creating a town page on Mark Zuckerberg’s social network a few years ago. “There is no way to enter the word Bitche, this is impossible. I created a page called” fortress city “, On the other hand, I might have said that later in the description This is the official page of the town of Bitche, at the same time, the user name is “Ville de Bitche”. At that time in 2016, it was allowed. “
As France 3 Grand Est pointed out, Facebook’s regulations indicate that after a social network “violates the conditions applicable to the page,” it is possible to make a non-public release. Among the possible violations: “representing contempt, disgust or contempt, insulting”… However, according to Valérie Degouy, when she tried to access her page, it indicated that there was no “restriction or violation” submission, but the page remained “canceled” . Do you have any questions about the communication manager.
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Especially because the town is not the only person affected. The algorithm removed the Facebook page Bitche other area attractions. Among them, the town’s golf course, or page “Bitche European Middle Ages.” These deletions were reported by the administrator, and in this case, the problem seems to be resolved. To avoid becoming a victim of censorship in turn, other towns Bitche countries have decided to rename their pages on social networks, French Blue Alsace. Rohrbach-lès-Bitche in particular. While waiting for the return of Facebook, Bitche city has opened up a new page with a name far less attractive …… “Mairie 57 230”.