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Instagram owned platform conducted For a company Facebook changes its algorithm after that She complained A group of its employees found that pro-Palestinian content was not visible to users during the conflict in Gaza.

Instagram usually shows the original content in its stories before reposting the content, but now it starts categorizing the original content and re-sharing it equally.As confirmed by the company.

And as reported by the Financial Times, Instagram’s group of employees made many pleas about content that has been blocked through automated supervision, such as posts around the Al-Aqsa Mosque that were removed by mistake.

Staff did not believe the censorship was intentional, but one said that oversight on a large scale is biased against any marginalized groups.

A Facebook spokesperson said: The change comes in response to concerns about pro-Palestinian content. The company realized that the way the app worked led people to believe that it was suppressing certain points of view or topics.

He added: This applies to any post that is re-shared in the stories, regardless of its topic.

Accusations of bias:

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been criticized for the past several weeks for content about the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

And earlier this month, the Twitter platform restricted the account of a Palestinian writer, and later said: It was an error.

Instagram apologized after many accounts were unable to post content related to Palestine for several hours on May 6, a step that He said Instagram chief Adam Mosseri: It was caused by a technical error.

Instagram said: People are more interested in original stories from close friends than seeing people re-sharing photos and posts of others. This is why original stories are prioritized.

“There has been an increase in the number of people reposting posts,” the spokesman said. We saw more impact than expected on the reach of these posts. Stories that repost feed posts don’t get the reach people expect, and that’s not a good experience.

Instagram believes that users want to see original stories, so it is looking at how to focus stories on original content through new tools.

Also read: Facebook employees accuse the company of bias against Arabs


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