Irish Lesbian Mom.
Too controversial for Twitter and Facebook.
I’d appreciate if the Broadsheet readers could help me with my problem. Twitter won’t let me advertise with them because they deem that my account violates their “Adult or Sexual Products and Services policy”.
I don’t think it does but maybe your readers agree with Twitter?
My twitter handle is @IrishLesbianMom. I contacted Twitter to let them know that I am not selling sexual products or services, I am writing a humorous pregnancy blog.
They told me that they would forward it to their policy people. It took them 5 days to respond even though they claim they will get back to you in 48 hours.
I emailed them twice, no joy. I spoke to them on chat twice and was told each time that they would email me. Ironically I tweeted their support but they never tweeted back.
Eventually they did email me today and stated:
“We’ve reviewed and confirmed the ineligibility decision for Twitter Ads based on our Adult or Sexual Products and Services policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, nudity, partial nudity, sexual aids and toys, as well as adult/sexual language, video and images. If the violating content has been removed, please respond and we will re-review for policy compliance.”
Interestingly, Facebook would not allow me to use IrishLesbianMom as a URL as they too found it too sexually suggestive. I changed lesbian to lezzer and viola, Facebook has stopped blushing.
Do your readers think that Twitter & Facebook are sexualising the word lesbian? Or am I missing something?
Perhaps my very crappy illustration of a pregnant body (top) is giving too many people the horn? I’m at a loss.