Complaints flood social media as Indigenous stories disappear on Instagram – CTV News

Complaints flood social media as Indigenous stories disappear on Instagram – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202119 Views

May 7, 2021

TORONTO — Instagram says it has fixed a problem that saw the removal of multiple posts about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), and other social justice movements from its platform, but the company’s explanation and apology fell short of satisfying some users.

The issue came to light on Thursday as people noticed the disappearance of posts that had gone up on Wednesday, May 5, which is the national day of awareness of MMIWG in Canada, also known as Red Dress Day. The day was also recognized this year in the United States as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

“It’s been a pretty active conversation for the past 24 hours since we all woke up and started seeing … our stories are missing,” Emily Laurent Henderson, Toronto-based Inuk arts and culture writer, told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on Friday.

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