The social network Instagram has been affected by a technical failure This prevented content shared by users, both from other users as well as from their own files and Stories, from being shown, prompting an attempt to silence some awareness campaigns.
The company explained on Twitter that this failure was “A global technical problem” what it was not related “to any specific topic”, a reference to the protests of activists who last week – when the ruling occurred – could not share their publications or those published by other users.
Specifically, the ruling occurred on Wednesday, May 5, coinciding with the ‘National Day of Awareness on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’ in the United States, prompting activists and users to link it to an attempt to silence your protest.
Also on Twitter, the person in charge of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, highlighted this Friday that “the failure was not related to the content”, in response to people who thought that the social network was eliminating it for “what they had posted or the ‘hashtag’ they had used “.
And he even referred to the anniversary as an “incredibly important day“To raise awareness of a” critical issue and help the indigenous community “on the platform, and apologized to” all those who felt they could not draw attention to these incredibly important causes and many others around the world ” . “
Yesterday we experienced a technical error that affected millions of stories, highlights, and archives around the world. For people affected by this bug, they saw their stories that they were sharing posts disappear and their archive stories and featured stories were missing. https://t.co/E2WTcTN7Jt
– Adam Mosseri? (@mosseri) May 7, 2021