How Twitter Reacted to #EDM ban on Instagram

Posted at August 5th, 2015 | by Supreet.cheema | in

Instagram keeps coming in news for all the wrong reasons; be it deactivating the account of celebs like Rihanna or banning one thing or the other. Yesterday, they banned the use of one of the most popular and highly used hashtags in the world of music: #EDM – a common abbreviation for electronic dance music. Well, this is not the first time they’ve banned a certain hashtag; earlier in July it banned the use of #Curvy, offending many users. One can say that Insta never learns from past.

 

The ban means that now you cannot search #EDM to look for the photos of users in dance music community around the world. A spokesperson for the social media company said “We block (i.e. make unsearchable) certain hashtags when they are consistently being used to share images and videos that violate our Community Guidelines. In this case, #EDM was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.
 
Now, REALLY Instagram?
 
Here are some twitter reactions on this news!

 

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It is possible that Instagram might unblock the hashtag EDM like it did for #Curvy. Well, lets just hope it gets sorted before more people in electronic dance music sphere get offended.

Supreet.cheema

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