Gaze Seed, a company in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador placed an ad on Facebook advertising their walla walla onions. However, Facebook’s algorithms deemed the ad to be overtly sexual. The good news is that the ad has been restored.
This is not even the tip of the iceberg of the issues that advertisers and content creators have with algorithms. Regardless, I thought this would be a funny story to end the week off with.