Instagram on the 21st of October flagged a series of posts in support of #EndSARS protest killings, as false information.
Users received messages of, “False: The same false information was reviewed in another post by fact-checkers. There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say this information has no basis in fact.”
This came as a huge disappointment to some of its users as the company refused to be of help in a critical time.
The social networking service apologizes, saying that its algorithm incorrectly flagged the posts.
“Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need.
The incident of October 20th took place at the Lekki toll plaza where the Nigerian military shot at several of the youths who were on a peaceful protest seeking an end to police brutality amongst other demands. Amnesty International confirmed that about 12 of the protesters were killed while hundreds of them sustained injures.
The #EndSARS movement was first introduced in 2017. Its most recent protest started on the 7th of October, youths initiated back the protest to call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
Instagram is a very useless app
You guys did it deliberately because the same thing happened on Facebook too. Its obvious you work for the Nigerian government and you support their actions.
What is Instagram?
Keep Ur system to Ur self. Na excuses day: MTN network failure due to faulty inverters, Instagram systems acting up, Channelstv- NBc directives, Governor- forces beyond our control, Cctv company- there was power outage not 4rm us, Electricity company- bcos of Curfew.
sure it was accidental, wonder if it’s accidental every time I mention BLM or any social justice causss too
You will not know peace