Onion Of The Week

You wouldn’t know it but social media giant, Facebook, is getting a little picky about images that are posted on their site.

The Gaze Seed Company from St John’s in Newfoundland posted an advert on Facebook featuring an alluring picture of some whole onions piled up in a wicker basket with a few sliced onions in the foreground to promote their offering of Walla Walla sweet onion seeds.

Something about the image caught the attention of the censorship department of Facebook and the manager of Gaze Seeds, Jackson McLean, was sent a note declining the advert on the grounds that they were “overtly sexual”.

After an appeal the ban was overturned, but clearly a rogue algorithm doesn’t know its Walla Wallas from its willies.

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