American social networking service, Instagram, has apologized for incorrectly flagging down contents in support of Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement as “false information.”
In the past few days several Instagram users have called out the photo & video sharing social media giant after their posts aimed at spreading awareness about the anti-police brutality campaign were flagged by the company’s fact-checking banners.
Taking to Twitter, Instagram Communications, admitted that the contents were incorrectly flagged down and apologized to users for the error.
“Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS, and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need,” the statement read.
See reactions and Instagram’s statement below:
— Gabby Hart (@GabbyNews3LV) October 21, 2020
I’ve been informed that posts on social media relating to Nigeria & the #EndSars movement are coming up as “false information” warnings, with Instagram informing users why “fact-checkers say this is false.” Why is this happening @Facebook @instagram this isn’t fake news. pic.twitter.com/YyH9opwKUU
— Jessica “מלכּה” Morgan™🇯🇲 she/her (@jnoahmorgan) October 21, 2020
— Rob McDonagh (@RobMcD) October 21, 2020
INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK INSTEAD OF PROTECTING THESE PEOPLE AND LETTING THE TRUTH COME OUT, YOU BLOCK IT AND ALLOWE TROLLS AND HATE HARM AND HURT PEOPLE! SHAME ON YOU!!!! FREE THE TRUTH!!
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) October 21, 2020
Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS, and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need.
— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) October 22, 2020
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