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.”
Mark Zuckerberg Is Flagging The Killing Of #unarmed #EndSARS Protesters By The Nigerian Armed Forces As Fake News. Even The #LagosStateMassacre And #LekkiGenocide Was Tagged False Information Both On Instagram And Facebook. @finkd Is An Accomplice To The Killings In Nigeria🇳🇬. pic.twitter.com/p9oHhDsGMo
— Somto Okonkwo (@General_Somto) October 21, 2020
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.”
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.
— Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) October 22, 2020
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.
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.
— Smoke_unn (@SmokeUnn) October 22, 2020
Every institution get excuse to further disappoint and frustrate the efforts of the Nigerian youth. Thunder fire them.
— Kobiko (@Abiahama) October 22, 2020
Jack that's too mature
— Chinwe Igweh (@mschinweigweh) October 22, 2020
SAVE YOUR APOLOGIES. IF DJSwitch Instagram Live video as regards 20/10/2020 7:30pm feed is not restored, just know you've lost your street credibility in Nigeria. #EndSARS
— DEBSJ LagosRush❄️ (@lagosrush) October 22, 2020
LOL. It was all administrative. Not "an issue". IG and Facebook always finds it hard making right decisions on sensitive, appropriate or inappropriate contents. Why is it always so hard?
— JT (@Jesutodudu) October 22, 2020