Facebook mocked over ad promoting Welsh language that translates ‘poo’ into ‘big s***’


Facebook’s new advertisement promoting Welsh has drawn ridicule from social media giants.

Ad for Facebook’s Portal device shows two children asking the machine what to say. “poo” in Welsh – during a conversation with their elderly grandparents.

The Portal device, owned by Meta, Facebook’s parent company, also claims that the Welsh word for poo is. “Cachu mawr”.

It was quickly apparent thanks to many comments on the Facebook video that cachu mawr actually means “cachu mawr” in welsh “big s***”.

And now the world of British politics has got involved with the saga – which Meta has yet to comment on.

This two girls asked Portal how to say "poo" in Welsh
Portal was asked by these two girls how to say it. “poo”Welsh

Matthew Woolfall Jones, Ceredigion County councillor for the Llanbadarn Sulien district, tweeted: “Has anyone seen the new Facebook Portal advert?

“It’s great to see the Welsh language used on things now. But, ‘Can you speak Welsh for poo?’

“Cachu mawr to non-Welsh speakers, ye it does kinda mean that, but literally it’s: ‘big s***'(sic).”

One user posted this comment on the video. It is still accessible on the company YouTube page. “Not sure why the Portal advert feels the need to say ‘cachu mawr’, I am sure they could’ve chosen a better Welsh word.”

It was also confirmed by another user “completely bonkers”.

Portal’s Facebook page appears to have removed this video.

The grandfather thought Portal's answer was funny
Portal’s response was humorous, the grandfather thought

Facebook’s Portal was this week named one of the top ten most used devices. “problematic privacy devices”Because it “routinely sends data”Its AI-powered smart camera and microphone sent the data back to the social media giant.

Jen Caltrider was Privacy Not Included’s lead researcher.

She said ZDNet: “We also found that consumers continue to shoulder way too much of the responsibility to protect their own privacy and security.

The poop face emoji
The emoji with the poop face

“Consumers are asked to read complicated documents scattered across multiple websites to even begin to understand how their data is being used.

“Smart exercise equipment stood out as especially problematic – consumers buy equipment like Peloton bike or a NordicTrack treadmill to work out in the privacy of their own homes.

“Unfortunately, there seems to be little privacy with these devices.”

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