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More than 1 million porn videos hidden on Instagram under Arabic hashtags

Instagram users escaping moderators by using long Arabic hashtags to upload uncensored porn, The photo-sharing site has a strict no-nudity policy.

  • Updated: March 14, 2016 11:05 PM IST
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Did you know, more than a million hardcore porn videos are there on Instagram? Although, the popular photo-sharing site has a strict no-nudity policy, the users are escaping moderators by using long Arabic hashtags to upload uncensored porn, reports News.com.au. Tech blogger Jed Ismael first came across this when he was searching with a hashtag that means “movies” in Arabic. According to the techie, he discovered more than one million sex films on the website. Also Read - Don't like what appears on you Instagram Explore? Here's how to reset or change

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Later, on his blog, he shared the news, “Instagram has banned certain English explicit hashtags from being showed in search. Yet users seem to find a way around the policy, by using non English terms or hashtags.” It has also been revealed that this explicit content is easily available and can be viewed without age verification. Instagram did not come up with an explanation as they are still investigating the whole issue.

In its community guidelines, Instagram states: “We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.

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  • Published Date: March 14, 2016 11:00 PM IST
  • Updated Date: March 14, 2016 11:05 PM IST



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