In an announcement today (18), Instagram announced the update of its account disabling policy, which in practice will result in a ban on more accounts. The idea is to strengthen the company’s policies. The change happens shortly after the platform changes the way the tanned view is viewed.
Instagram will be banned from those that reach or exceed a certain number of platform violations in a given period of time.
There is a large list with rules about what you are not allowed to do and is available on Instagram, and violation of these rules will cause the content to be removed and will also result in account penalties.
Until then, a user would be banned only on a very high percentage of violations, which causes the user to lose all posts, received messages and followers. The change now makes the rule a bit more rigid, setting a time period where violations can happen.
While increasing the number of exclusions – and obviously lowering the user base – the change can generate a better user experience for others.
But, before there is any concern, Instagram will warn users will be warned through a new prompt that will give the warning. You can see how the process will work in the screenshots above, which show that the content that violates the rules has been removed and, when applicable, warns the user that the accounts are at risk of extinction.
You have the option to contest the removal of a post by Instagram, although the company only accepts features for certain categories at the current time. Contents that feature hate speech, drug sales, and other prohibited actions can not be appealed, and other forms of contestation will be added in the future.