Banned Hashtags on Instagram

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Banned Hashtags on Instagram

Banned Hashtags on Instagram

For a reason, Instagram has become a popular social networking site. It’s not because it’s now owned by Facebook but it’s because there’s something in here that makes you want to come back, again and again.

Well, for one, it’s fun to see those photos that document about every waking moment of a person. Then, there’s the fact that you can follow celebrities and those people who became popular because they posted funny things or simply recreating their favorite celebrities.

However, no matter how great Instagram is, there are still limitations to using it. And one of those limitations that really annoy its users is the banning of certain hashtags used on certain types of photos.

This is a wonderful way for the company to prevent users from posting images that shouldn’t be published This is especially true when it involves violence, war, etc.

However, there are banned hashtags on Instagram that simply don’t make sense.

1. Curvy

When the company banned this hashtag, curvy women were outraged. For them, this word is a positive word that encourages positive feelings and it empowers women. However, the company saw it as a hashtag that may be used for publishing nude images. In other words, it might be seen as a violation of the company’s nudity policy.

To make things worse, the company doesn’t ban the use of fat and anorexia, which are worse than curvy.

Good thing was that Instagram lifted the ban earlier this month.

2. Goddess

It’s being used to describe images involving spiritual photos. But because it usually includes certain form of nudity, it’s being banned. Instagram has yet to comment about this ban.

3. Bitches

Bitches can be insulting. It’s true. But why does Instragram ban bitches when bitch is okay? Bitchesbehatin is also fine with them. This can be a glitch in the company’s matrix.

4. Generic Words

If you try to use iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhoneography, and even Instagram, you couldn’t post the image with those hashtags. As to why? The company said that these words are too generic. They don’t offer end-user value.

5. Emoji

Nope, not all emojis are banned. But there’s one harmless emoji that you can’t use on Instagram. It’s that eggplant emoji. But the company’s spokesman said that the banning of it has a reason. And what it is? The emoji is usually and consistently associated with images, as well as videos, that aimed to violate the site’s nudity policy.

But these aren’t the only banned hastags on Instagram. There are dozens more that users don’t know yet. Most of these hashtags were taken out because all of them are most associated with nudity, which violates the site’s guidelines around this subject.

However, the representative of Instagram said that the team is working to quickly restore hashtags that were harmless but were blocked. At this time, the company hasn’t said anything yet about the goddess hashtag. Will it be restored in the search terms?

Expressing yourself on Instagram through hashtags is great. But the company does have a responsibility against the use of hashtags in spreading inappropriate content to the decent community.

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Author: Jane Danes

Jane has a lifelong passion for writing. As a blogger, she loves writing breaking technology news and top headlines about gadgets, content marketing and online entrepreneurship and all things about social media. She also has a slight addiction to pizza and coffee.

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