The algorithms From digital platforms, from VOD portals like YouTube to social networks like Instagram, sometimes they have erroneous behaviors that entail some other headache for their users. In this case, those affected are the administrators of groups and pages of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in Facebook. The robots from Mark Zuckerberg's social network believe that players are trafficking drugs and threaten to close pages, reports Polygon.
The main problem is with the weeds. Unlike in previous installments of the series, in New Horizons weeds are useful. They can be sold, they can be used to build furniture and utensils, and you can even make good money for them by offering them to Gandulio
But Anglo-Saxon Facebook groups have a problem trading weeds, since in English they refer to them as "weeds", a term also used to talk about marijuana. The North American medium Polygon Has spoken to group game managers: "They must think that we are trafficking narcotics".
"To promote protection and compliance with common legal restrictions, we prohibit individuals, manufacturers, and retailers from attempting to buy, sell, or trade drugs, prescription drugs, and marijuana," read the community standards from the social network, whose algorithms recognize keywords in posts.
The creators of these community pages, where players talk about the game and trade items and villagers, explain that the platform marks the posts of members it considers suspicious. If the administrator does not delete them, there is a risk that after several warnings the group will close.
In addition to weeds, there is another topic related to Animal Crossing which is problematic on Facebook. Deira, a paw villager, is called in the English version of the game Molly. "Molly" is a term used to refer to the MDMA. When the algorithm sees the words "trade" and "Molly" in the same message, it is thought that drugs are being trafficked.
Facebook groups and pages are prohibiting their communities from posting messages with the words "weed / weeds", requesting that they be replaced by terms such as "wildflowers", "gardening" and the like.
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