Instagram apologizes after flagging down posts in support of #EndSARS protest as ‘false information’

Instagram has issued an apology after posts supporting #EndSARS on its platform was flagged as “false information.”

Many Nigeria has been complaining following the #EndSars posts were flagged as ‘false information’ and many users took to their respective accounts to react in anger.

According to one user, they received a message that read: “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.”

In a statement released on their Twitter page, the social media platform admitted that they incorrectly flagged down posts in support of #EndSARS and apologized to Nigerians for the error.

The statement read: “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.”

However, many Nigerians are not pleased with the apology, Some users said that their action was intentional.

Below are some of the reactions as users try speaking out about the incident.

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