Tip-toeing around the minefield of social media

Yesterday I listened to the latest and greatest Your Mom’s House podcast with Tom Segura.

And Tom described how a recent Instagram post of his got flagged.

Keep in mind, the video that got flagged was just a simple conversation between Tom and his Mom in Spanish, and the flaggable part was when his Mom described some girl as a prostitute.

Below is the semi-paraphrased sound clip, written out below:

For it (the video) to be flagged as harmful and abusive language. It’s such as bummer that they’re such assholes with that shit.

And they’re not consistent with it. There is zero consistency with any of the social media platforms.

Like THAT is a violation?? Describing someone as a prostitute? They have to take that down for harmful and abusive language.

It happened because there’s no consistency of how they practice what their rules are. The point is this is not a violation of anything. They’re taking it down saying that I used harmful and abusive language and there’s no consistency to it. They just do this arbitrarily.

This is just another example of how none of the these fucking platforms know or care what’s going on.

YouTube does it too. Like YouTube even flags certain Coronavirus conversations. It’s unbelievable!

I checked my Instagram feed earlier and the account Netflix is a Joke just posted a video promoting Chris D’Elia’s new comedy special.

The absolute first subtitle on the video is, “Hey, Dolphins fuck people!” Like that language is any better.

In fact, check ALL of Dan Bilzerian’s feed. It’s all girls, automatic guns and pot. I guess if those girls were actually prostitutes, his posts would be flagged.

But someone calling someone else a prostitute. That’s crossing the line? Give me a break!

Here’s my point. If your business is using social media to promote your products and services, you need to reconsider using direct response methods.

You don’t want some invisible committee arbitrarily making decisions on whether your marketing is acceptable or not. You’ll never know whether they’re going to smack your hand or not. Or even when they’re going to do it.

And when these platforms do flag your content, they don’t give you proper feedback as far as how to improve.

Meanwhile with direct response methods, you can test and measure different subject lines, completely different messages, content, photos, etc.

You can constantly test, analyze data and actually find out what works and what doesn’t work.

Or if you want to hand someone else the keys to your marketing, be my guest…