Apparently ‘Oz’ is a Cuss Word
This morning I was trying to figure out why my Facebook ads kept getting disapproved. I contacted Facebook support who said they were fine and approved them, only to have them disapproved a few minutes later by the automated approval system. The not approved message insinuated my ad used profanity or included inappropriate content, as below.
The body copy included things like “full-time internship”, “paid internship”, and other copy that related to employment opportunities, so I just assumed that Facebook thought my ads were a work-from-home scam or similar.
But no… After many iterations of the ad copy, I realized that the headline, “Hospitality Courses in Oz,” was the culprit, and a simple change of the headline to “Hospitality Courses Aust,” magically got my ads approved!
I can only assume that the word “Oz” is a cuss word in the dictionary of Facebook…. Weird…