• Instagram Says Its Anti-Spam System ‘Incorrectly' Blocked Black Lives Matter Posts

    1 month ago - By Peta Pixel

    Instagram landed in hot water yesterday after some users discovered they were being blocked from posting anything with the hashtag blacklivesmatter. In a statement on Twitter, the photo sharing site blamed its anti-spam system.
    In a message posted to the Instagram Comms Twitter account yesterday afternoon, the Facebook-owned photo sharing site said it were aware of the issue, and attempted to explain what happened. While some online were suspicious of institutional censorship, Instagram said the problem was caused by its automated anti-spam system, which was triggered by the sheer number...
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