#Sikh has now been unblocked from the Facebook and Instagram after nearly three months of a block on the platform, which the company says happened because of a ‘mistake’ as per a report in early March this year.
The company noted that it became aware of the block on Wednesday, after a large number of feedback from the community and the company unblocked the hashtag soon on Instagram and few more hours later on Facebook.
Earlier when users search #Sikh on Instagram users were getting error message on the platform.
The company has not informed why the bloack was placed on #Sikh and why it took the company about three months to realize this error. In a statement, Facebook said the block happened on March 7, “following a report that was inaccurately reviewed by our teams.”
“We investigated this issue and found that these hashtags were mistakenly blocked on March 7th following a report that was inaccurately reviewed by our teams,” the company wrote. “We became aware that these hashtags were blocked today following feedback we received from the community, and quickly moved to unblock them. Our processes fell down here, and we’re sorry.
Earlier this week, the company faced an outrage with some users were facing interacting with the #blacklivesmatter due to Instagram’s spam detection system. The company says that it has addressed the issue and and “reduce” the number of users who saw the “action blocked” message when they tried to use the hashtag.