Adam Mosseri, Instagram boss

American photo and video sharing social networking service, Instagram has apologised for flagging #EndSARS posts as fake.

Footage and images from the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 which showed operatives of the Nigerian Army shooting at unarmed #EndSARS protesters were flagged down.

Also, Instagram flagged down a series of posts in support of #EndSARS protest killings, as false information.

The App users received messages of, “False: The same false information was reviewed in another post by fact-checkers. There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say this information has no basis in fact.”

This development came as a huge disappointment to many Nigerian users as the company refused to be of help in a critical time and it was believed by many that Instagram was joining forces with the Nigerian government to frustrate the course of the #EndSARS campaign.

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In a recent tweet by Instagram Comms, the social media giant said, “Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS, and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need.”

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