Instagram Issues Apology for Erroneously Adding ‘Terrorist’ to Certain Palestinian User Bios

Instagram Photo

Meta Apologizes for Controversial Translations in Palestinian Instagram Bios

Meta, the parent company of Instagram, issued an apology after some users’ Instagram bios, who identified as Palestinian, were incorrectly translated to include the term “terrorist.” The company attributed the issue to a brief problem with Arabic translations in some of its products.

This incident has further fueled accusations of content suppression related to support for Palestinians during the Israel-Gaza conflict. Some users have reported being “shadow banned” on Instagram, a practice where their content is limited in reach and visibility. Instagram has previously faced similar allegations, and the recent incident underscores the challenges of managing content and translations on social media platforms.

In a related development, Meta, along with TikTok, has been requested by the European Commission to provide more information about their measures to combat the spread of disinformation and illegal content following events related to Hamas’ attacks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Previous Post
Gmail logo on a white background

How to mark all emails as read on gmail

Next Post

Leak Unveils Testing of HomePod with LCD Display

Related Posts
Verified by MonsterInsights