by Brandon Butler
The Verge reminds Facebook to pay their creators 3/31/2021

Ashley Carman for The Verge:

But these creators say Facebook only cares about advertisers, leaving them with no one to turn to when their payments are unexpectedly short. They reached out for help, but the company gave them no feedback on what could be wrong.

After The Verge reached out for comment, however, Facebook said it “resolved a technical issue that prevented a small number of video creators on Facebook from receiving their full in-stream ads payouts.”

The Verge says Facebook payments to creators were short by thousands of dollars. This isn’t a rounding error or a bit of forgetfulness, Facebook sent them a fraction of what was owed and then ignored them when they contacted the company. That’s just downright hostile. Good on Ashley Carman for helping these creators when Facebook ghosted them.