Instagram to change algorithm after accusations it censored Palestinian content

Instagram has announced that it will change its content algorithm after Pro-Palestinian content was removed from the platform.

Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists were highly critical of Facebook and Instagram after Instagram stories containing information about violence against Palestinians in the Gaza strip were deleted.

According to reports by Buzzfeed and the Financial Times, Instagram employees appealed to the company after content about events like the storming of al-Adsqa mosque by Israeli soldiers were censored by the platform’s automated moderation feature.

The platform also apologised for the restriction of Palestinian accounts from posting to the app, which they said was the result of a technical bug.

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