FIX INSTAGRAMS REPORTING FEATURE

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THE REPORTING FEATURE ON INSTAGRAM DOES NOT WORK. DANGEROUS POSTS, COMMENTS, AND USERS ARE FREELY USING THE APP TO HARM OTHERS, DESPITE REPORTING THEM. USERS WHO GO AGAINST GUIDELINES ARE ALMOST NEVER REMOVED. WE DEMAND THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:

-If a post or account is reported for violent images or dangerous organizations, take it down IMMEDIATELY and only put it back up if an appeal is made

-Allow a text box for explaining the reason behind reporting

-Take down all racist and homophobic accounts/posts/comments upon being reported

-Have a team review reports rather than having an AI program do so

-Remove racial/gender/LGBT bias from the reports (if a BIPOC user is reported at the same time a white user is, the BIPOC user is more likely to be removed, so on and so forth).

 

DETAILS OF THE ISSUE, AND THE GUIDELINES THEY BREAK:

-Posts showing video of real rape, dismemberment, murder, assault, and suicide are being deemed as "not violating guidelines." despite doing so (Guidelines section 2: The long, subsections 2, 4, 6, 7, 8)

-Posts showing rape, skinning, murder, dismemberment, crushing, and abuse of animals are deemed as "not violating guidelines." despite doing so (Guidelines section 2: The long, subsections 2, 4, 6, 7, 8)

-Accounts reported for racism, even when the user is actively making shooting and murder threats to people of color, are "not violating guidelines." despite doing so (Guidelines section 2: The long, subsections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)

-Accounts reported for homophobia and harassment of LGBT users, despite making active posts and threats as before, and being included in the hate-crime titled Pridefall were "not violating guidelines." despite doing so (Guidelines section 2: The long, subsections 6, 7)

-Reporting mass suicide games and accounts results in "not violating guidelines" (Guidelines section 2: The long, subsections 4, 6, 7)

-You have to know the full name and D.O.B. to have a user under age 13 to be removed, even when the age of the user is public or was stated in Direct Messages (Terms of Use)

-Reporting comments such as "I will cough" and other harmless statements DO result in the banning of users from commenting

-LGBT and BIPOC users are being removed for saying slurs they CAN reclaim (Guidelines section 2: The long, subsection 5)

 

WE EXPECT CHANGE TO COME PROMPTLY, AS MANY ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT INSTAGRAM WITH OUR ISSUES HAVE FAILED, AND PEOPLE ARE BEING HARMED.