The image sharing service has stopped EDM lovers easily sharing their photos
In a seemingly random move, Instagram has blocked users from tagging or searching for #EDM. This is as yet officially unexplained, with Instagram giving no statement as to why the hashtag has been suddenly banned.
Instagram sparked outrage last month when they similarly suddenly banned the hashtag #curvy despite searches such as #skinny and #anorexia still being allowed. After receiving several complaints they re-allowed the use of #curvy, so perhaps there is hope for #EDM yet?
Instagram claim they hold the right to “block certain hashtags when they are consistently being used to share images and videos that violate our Community Guidelines.” It seems from what has been suggested so far that #EDM has become associated with drugs and nudity, both of which are in violation of the aforementioned Community Guidelines.
Anyway; #EDMlife, #EDMfamily and several other EDM-related terms are all still allowed so users of #EDM aren’t completely without things to be searching on Instagram while this whole thing gets cleared up!
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05 Aug 2015