Twitter won the award last week for most chaotic social media platform— but Instagram can insist on the title today. this morning Instagram confirmed via tweet that many users are experiencing accessibility issues in the form of seemingly random account suspensions. “We are looking into this and apologize for any inconvenience,” the post said, along with the hashtag “#instagramdown.”
How Edge notes that the number of followers of many prominent Instagram accounts has plummeted, while the company’s social media followers official account over a million users as of yesterday. Multiple users move to other social media platforms such as Twitter to detail their problems on Instagram, usually along with screenshots detailing their suspensions, which appear to be the usual tagged page seen when the censors click. As of 10:19 AM ESTThere were 7,000 reports of problems with the application.
one PopSciAn employee experienced an issue where their Instagram account was randomly and inexplicably suspended for about 2-3 hours before it was restored, although they are still seeing issues with the app.
Instagram is owned by Mark Zuckerberg Metaof the same parent company as Facebook.
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