Facebook gardening group repeatedly flagged for violating standards after discussing 'hoes'

Garden hoe in dirt
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A Facebook gardening group has been flagged multiple times for violating the social media platform's community standards for its often use of the term "hoe."

Of course, a hoe is one of gardening's oldest tools, but Facebook's algorithm flags the topic for "harassment and bullying," and keeps pulling posts from the group WNY Gardeners page.

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Its more than 7,500 members often discuss the long-handled bladed implement, which is spelled with an “e,” unlike the offensive term used for a woman, NY Post reports.