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More than 1m porn videos hidden on Instagram

DECCAN CHRONICLE / ANI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 13, 2016, 5:50 pm IST
Updated Mar 14, 2016, 10:24 am IST
There are over a million hidden porn videos on  Instagram.
 There are over a million hidden porn videos on Instagram.

Mumbai: A recent report has revealed that several users popular photo-sharing app Instagram avoided moderators for a long time by using long Arabic hashtags to upload more than a million uncensored, hardcore porn videos. 

According to the report, Instagram have a strict no-nudity content policy, however, a tech blogger has discovered more than one million hidden sex films on the website.

Tech blogger Jed Ismael became suspicious while he was searching content with a hashtag that means "movies" in Arabic. According to the techie, he discovered more than one million sex films on the website.

In his personal blog, he said: 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."

He also revealed that the explicit contents are easily available and can be viewed by any individual without age verification.

Currently, Instagram are investigating the issue and have not given any official statement about the issue.

In its community guidelines, the company said: "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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