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Instagram Restricts Use Of The Sandra Bland Hashtag To Prevent Hate Speech

Instagram Changes Terms Of Service, Stirs Anger Among Users

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Instagram users were frustrated to find that posts tagged #SandraBland weren’t appearing in the haghtag’s gallery page, a hashtag that has garnered over 246,000 entries. Users criticized the social media company, concerned that their entries were being censored. Instagram, however, has been explaining that people started using the hashtag to promote racist, violent and threatening content and needed to sort through posts that violated its community guidelines. The hashtag was restored following a 24-hour block yesterday at approximately 10 am PCT. Read more at the Huffington Post.

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