Internet mysteries: Can hashtags be #banned?

by Tanya Dua
Hashtags are ubiquitous features of social platforms from Twitter to Facebook to Instagram, but they’re unique in that they’re controlled by users — to an extent. In some cases, platforms step in when hashtags violate what the platforms deem to be their community norms. Last week, for instance, Instagram removed the hashtag #curvy from search results on the grounds that it “wa ...Read the full article