Hundreds of people have denounced that the images and publications related to the national strike and protests in Colombia are being removed from their Instagram story accounts before the end of 24 hours.
Since the morning of this Thursday, Colombians who are in the national territory or abroad, they have not been able to publish some content related to the demonstrations in the country, no matter what type of images, videos or content it is.
Although there is no official statement on what is happening in this social networkThere are many people, regardless of whether they have many followers or not, who cannot publish stories on Instagram related to unemployment because the social network does not allow it. Other users assure that what they had published in the last hours, can no longer be seen.
Those affected believe that this would be some kind of censorship so that information about what is happening in Colombia is not disseminatedBecause abroad the social discontent and the response of the Police in various areas of the country are already known, but this is only a hypothesis.
Others say that the case would be similar to what happened in the United States with the #BlackLivesMatter. In 2020, when millions of people started using that hashtag to join this social movement, the Instagram algorithm limited its dissemination because it considered it to be some kind of spam. For this reason, the company had to make adjustments so that people could publish without limitations their videos or images supporting this cause.
Complaints about deleted Instagram stories
People with few or many followers have stated that they deleted stories that were no longer available and others that were still active.
— · LosPetitFellas · (@LosPetitFellas) May 6, 2021
Have you also had stories deleted on Instagram?
— Mafe Carrascal 💚 (@MafeCarrascal) May 6, 2021
Everyone woke up with stories erased in @instagram
— Luchoooo (@yoluchomucho) May 6, 2021
– Vanessa Rubio (@Luladita) May 6, 2021
@instagram he withdrew the stories of many we posted about unemployment. These people have silenced me so much that I am already looking for an alternative for as soon as this is over, to withdraw from this social network that already seems to me that it is violating our right.
— Alexis Play (@yosoyalexisplay) May 6, 2021
This post. Two people report it to me who uploaded it last night that it is gone. There was no notification from Facebook to download them.
It was uploaded as a story doing rt. pic.twitter.com/LDxmZZs2Zf
– Camilo Andrés García (@hyperconectado) May 6, 2021
People say solutions for posting content
While there is an official statement from Instagram about what is happening with its application in the country, Some insiders have given tips to be able to make posts without being censored by the Instagram algorithm.
Some recommendations have been made viral on Twitter so that users of that social network can post images or messages related to the strike.
My sister @sarria_juliana An expert in algorithms and digital media, she says that when they upload stories in relation to unemployment, they always put filters on them. Thus the algorithm grabs it from the filter and not the content and does not download them. And if they can spread this out, that would be nice.
– Alejandra Sarria (@asarriamolano) May 6, 2021
- Use filters on the images so that the algorithm does not detect clearly what it says.
- Do not use the Colombian flag.
- Do not use the hashtags with which the information has been viralized.
- Do not share false information.