Instagram to fix anti-spam tool blocking posts with tag Black Lives Matter

WION Web Team California, United States Jun 03, 2020, 02.20 PM(IST)

Protests over George Floyd's death Photograph:( Reuters )

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The platform says the restrictions were a mistake by its systems and were the result of a massive outpouring of support for widespread protests against police brutality.

An anti-spam system on Instagram has been "incorrectly" displaying an ''action blocked'' message to some users, preventing them from posting images using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

Some people posting pictures with #blacklivematter encountered messages that read:  

''This action was blocked. Please try again later. We restrict certain content and actions to protect our community. Tell us if you think we made a mistake.''

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The platform says the restrictions were a mistake by its systems and were the result of a massive outpouring of support for widespread protests against police brutality.

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"Given the increase in content shared to #blacklivesmatter, this technology is incorrectly coming into effect. We are resolving this issue as quickly as we can, and investigating a separate issue uploading Stories," the company said.

Protests over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minnesota police continue around the nation with people looking for ways to show support.