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… that Instagram doesn’t want on it’s network, like #Thinspo, a pro-anorexia tag. Other permanent bans might seem confusing, but #Like is probably banned because otherwise it would be on every post, meaning that posts with the tag would be saturated and impossible to moderate. However, it’s the temporary hashtag bans that highlight potential problems…
As social sites grow, there’s a drive to clean up their image. Twitch clamped down on copyright infringement before its acquisition, and many sites like Tumblr and Reddit have been trying to cut down on adult content. Harassment is another big problem that sites try to tackle, and for the first time, Reddit is trying to make its site more welcoming by banishing trolls.