Instagram on Tuesday said it has removed the objectionable content Comprising Little girls on its Stage, amid the outrage over the content.
In a declaration, the photo-sharing platform additionally asserted that it requires such issues very seriously and accords top priority to ensure that its customers can express themselves at a”respectful and safe way”.
On Mondaythe Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) issued notices to the police and Instagram over a group about the social networking application used to share”objectionable posts about minor women”.
“We absolutely do not allow behavior that promotes sexual violence or exploits anyone, particularly women and young people, and also have actioned content violating our Community Standards because we were made aware of it,” a Facebook spokesperson said.
The business said the objectionable content that violated its public criteria was eliminated as it was made aware of it, until they received the DCW notice.
The spokesperson emphasised that the company has policies that disallow the sharing of non-consensual intimate imagery, as well as dangers to discuss such imagery.
“. . .we take this issue very seriously. Ensuring our neighborhood can express themselves in a safe and respectful way is our top priority,” the spokesperson said.
A team that called itself”Bois Locker Room” worked on Instagram and was being used by several hundred members to discuss objectionable content about minor girls and discussed prohibited acts including rape.
Information about the team came to light after a woman shared screenshots of its activities, after which the group started being called out on social media.
The Delhi Police has initiated a probe into the matter and its own Cyber Mobile unit has composed to Instagram to share details of this group”s admin and members and is awaiting their response in this regard
The DCW had taken suo-motu cognisance of reports concerning the group, the panel had stated in its note to Instagram.
When an image or video violates Instagram”s Community Standards, then it’s eliminated, and in most cases it also disables account for sharing romantic content without permission.
Further, there is an appeal process if someone believes the removal was a mistake.