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FB accidentally shared a rape threat as an advertisement for Instagram. Good job, robots.

FB accidentally shared a rape threat as an advertisement for Instagram. Good job, robots.

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If you have a really popular Instagram post, Facebook—the company that owns the photo-sharing service—might grab your post and turn it into an advertisement. The ad isn't really for everyone, according to The Guardian, but they'll show it to your Facebook friends in hopes that they head over to Instagram themselves to see more.

Unfortunately, the robots that run this little operation aren't particularly discerning, as reporter Olivia Solon found out firsthand in September.

Here's an ad seen by Solon's sister on Facebook:

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