Instagram censors Isabel Díaz Ayuso for posting a photo in Las Ventas

Instagram has censored a photo of the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, for contravening the rules of the platform owned by Facebook. According to the social network, Ayuso’s publication made during the 2021 San Isidro Fair contained a photograph that violated the rules on “violence or dangerous organizations.” Actually, the image was a selfie by Díaz Ayuso with the journalist David Casas in the bullring of Las Ventas. Isabel Díaz Ayuso’s networking team appealed but Instagram has ignored and maintained censorship.

Instagram is one of the fashionable social networks. The platform is owned by Facebook and applies its own law to say what is right or what is wrong. This Tuesday, they have considered that a selfie Diaz Ayuso taken last San Isidro in Las Ventas violated the rules on “violence and dangerous organizations” imposed by the platform.

This rule explains that: «We eliminate photos or videos of extreme graphic violence; publications that incite the use of violence to attack people based on religion, ethnicity or sex; concrete threats of physical harm, theft, vandalism and other types of economic damage ”.

The photo that Isabel Díaz Ayuso wanted to share was nothing more than a selfie. In it, the Madrid president is seen with the journalist David Casas. There are no bulls, no blood, no flags … nothing that could justify the deletion of Ayuso’s publication. Only two people making a selfie. Ayuso’s team appealed the arbitrary measure of Instagram that, finally, decided this Tuesday to permanently eliminate the publication from its platform.

Facebook in the trigger

Facebook is known for applying censorship arbitrarily, closing accounts or deleting posts under the strict application of its rules, but allowing, for example, other accounts such as that of the narco-dictator Nicolas Maduro, the communist leader Xi Jinping or the satrap Vladimir Putin they champion at ease despite the fact that they subdue their peoples and, in some cases, systematically violate human rights.

Precisely the company of Mark Zuckerberg he is currently in the spotlight of public opinion for his practices. Last week the former employee of the Menlo Park (California) company Frances Haugen He appeared in the United States Senate to uncover the bad practices of the company that owns Instragram and WhatsApp.

“The management of the company withholds vital information from the public, the US government, its shareholders and governments around the world,” Haugen said in his statement, adding that the company “weakens democracy,” helping to spread democracy. hoaxes and fake news to sow discord among users.

This former employee also assured that Facebook ‘labels’ VIP users in such a way that it does not apply the rules with the same rigor that it does apply to other users.

Scandals have plagued Facebook for years. The best known of these was the case of the user data breach in the Cambridge Analytica case. This data served to manipulate users in the face of the 2016 US elections. The company lost $ 36 billion in one day when the scam was discovered.

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