Got a GIF? Etsy worries it might be sharing it with...golliwogs.
Pinterest’s dreaded promotion system is once again causing outrage. Under its Promoted Pins pilot program, businesses can pay for promoted pins to appear in search results, and this can be rolled out globally across all countries. According to Refinery29, the product is just coming into its seventh week of international availability and in countries outside the US, major hate campaigns have been discovered to target Jews and golliwogs — dolls popularized in the 1930s and often used as props in child-friendly early-morning cartoons — to make posts on Pinterest less safe for a diverse array of users.
Pinterest have now decided to reverse their decision to stop rejecting posts about golliwogs and will also review each search keywords and algorithm separately according to privacy and law enforcement requirements.
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If you run a store, like this source, or your job is involved in promoting your products or blog, there are all sorts of opportunities to be found on Pinterest’s curated, growing stable of ads.