Instagram apologized for the lack of publications and stories of the events of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied Jerusalem, since Friday, as the occupation seeks to expel Palestinian families from their homes and give them to settlers.
The site said in a tweet, “We know that some people have problems downloading and viewing stories. This is a widespread global technical problem, and it is not related to any specific topic, and we are working to solve it now. We will provide an update as soon as possible.”
We’ve now fixed this issue. It impacted many stories containing re-shared posts created yesterday and early this morning, plus Highlights + Archive more broadly. We’re sorry to all impacted, especially those raising awareness for important causes globally. https://t.co/8NI3IS1jeH
– Instagram Comms (@InstagramComms) May 7, 2021
He added – in a subsequent tweet apologizing – “We have fixed this issue now. I affected many stories with posts re-shared and created yesterday and early this morning.”
The Palestinian “Echo Social” center recently said that the administration of the Twitter social networking platform closed dozens of accounts that were published or sympathized with the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood due to the repression and arrest that they have been subjected to for days.
In a report published last April, the Center documented 38 violations of Palestinian content on social media, adding that the most violations were on the Facebook platform, affecting 30 accounts, Instagram (3 accounts), and Twitter (two accounts), in addition to one account in each of Tech. Tok, YouTube, and WhatsApp.