Instagram rolls out a new account disable policy after testing hiding likes

Instagram after testing the likes hide, is now rolling out a new policy where, in addition to removing accounts with a certain percentage of violating content, they will also remove accounts with a certain number of violations within a window of time.

It is also introducing a new notification process to help people understand if their account is at risk of being disabled. This notification will also offer the opportunity to appeal content deleted. To start, appeals will be available for content deleted for violations of our nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism policies, but we’ll be expanding appeals in the coming months.

If content is found to be removed in error, Instagram will restore the post and remove the violation from the account’s record.

In a statement Instagram said: “Similarly to how policies are enforced on Facebook, this change will allow us to enforce our policies more consistently and hold people accountable for what they post on Instagram. This update is an important step in improving our policies and keeping our platforms a safe and supportive place.”



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