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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

Facebook blames Scoble snafu on spam false positive

By Emil Protalinski | May 5, 2012, 2:13pm PDT

Summary: Facebook has explained why a comment made by Robert Scoble earlier today was blocked for being ?irrelevant or inappropriate.? The social networking giant is blaming it on a spam false positive.

Facebook just called to tell me the Robert Scoble comment that was blocked earlier today was most likely a false positive caused by an automatic spam filter. Facebook engineers are currently looking into what triggered it.

The spokesperson I talked to wasn?t sure what caused the flagging, but may have been a combination of factors, such as the number of links, the length of the post, the number of comments on the post, and so on. None of these make sense to me, however, since I was able to post Scoble?s exact comment myself, on the same post in question: here.

See for more information: http://www.zdnet.com...-positive/12589