The hashtag #Curvy has been ousted from Instagram


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The road to body positivity has a considerable amount of roadblocks — and social media is a big one

It has recently come to the attention of the Internet that the hashtag #Curvy cannot be searched for on Instagram. When users attempt to search for the term, they are greeted with a host of alternative suggestions, such as “curvyfashion” and “curvywomen.”

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While this block itself may not seem to warrant concern, the reasoning behind it does

When asked about the hashtag, a spokesperson for Instagram confirmed in an email that #Curvy has been blocked for violating community guidelines. “I can confirm that we did block the hashtag #curvy. It was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity,” he wrote. “Please note that the block has nothing to do with the term ‘curvy’ itself.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable Social Media

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