Instagram Reverses #Curvy Hashtag Ban After User Uproar

Instagram found itself at the center of a controversy in 2015 when it banned tons of photos and videos associated with the hashtag #curvy. Although the hashtag had been very popular for posts promoting body positivity and body acceptance, the service banned the term in a misguided attempt to prevent the spread of pornographic images on the site. After alienated and outraged users drew attention to the move with hashtags such as #curvee and #bringcurvyback, Instagram apologized, reversed the hashtag ban, and pledged to be more “thoughtful” in the way it approached user content.

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