Stories posted on Facebook by venerable organs such as The Register were temporarily unavailable yesterday morning due to a "glitch" on the ubiquitous social network. For a brief time it appeared that many .co.uk links inserted on Facebook had been deemed "spammy or unsafe" by the site, which meant sharing of such posts was …
I think it's pretty obvious what happened... Facebook obviously views "co.uk" as a domain as it doesn't recognise two part TLDs... someone would have reported a .co.uk link and then Facebook's system or an admin accepted the block and it viewed .co.uk as the originating domain.
That was my first thought too. Why you got a downvote for that is beyond me...
I don't recognise Facebook either.
"However, Facebook declined to offer any further explanation for the glitch when pressed for more information about what had gone wrong"
You don't tell your product what's going on, only your customers.
That's not necessarily true.
I talk to the product all the time.
Sometimes tell it exactly where it can go, too.
In the case of the animals, you can actually get a response. The inanimate objects not so much; although late at night sometimes weird things happen.
Perhaps Facebook is blocking...
..."spammy or unsafe" domains that distribute their users' email addresses to all and sundry?
Yes, I imagine Facebook would object quite strongly to websites that give user information away (even accidentally) for free. No business like to be undercut quite that much.
maybe something to do with the email snafu from yesterday?
just a thought - did you include zuckerbergs email address in the list that was sent out?
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