The head of Instagram has apologized after the social media platform blocked and deleted posts supporting a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People. A spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, blamed a “global technical issue” but did not provide further details. The company did not specify why the content was singled out.
Meanwhile, attorneys general from 44 U.S. states and territories wrote to Facebook Monday urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to scrap plans to launch a version of Instagram marketed at children younger than 13. The officials wrote, “Use of social media can be detrimental to the health and well-being of children, who are not equipped to navigate the challenges of having a social media account.”