Instagram has apologised for repeatedly flagging posts showing the #LekkiTollMassacre as fake news.
According to Instagram, its “systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS.”
The company further apologised for marking posts as false, admitting that it had let its community down in a time of need.
Instagram also added that it has now resolved the issue, and fixed the problem.
The gruesome massacre of unarmed protesters by men in military uniforms took the country by surprise.
Following the incident, people took to their social apps to share pictures as they made rounds on the internet.
The pictures showed a bloodied flag of Nigeria as well as dead bodies wrapped in the flag.
People also posted images of LCC (Lekki Conservation Centre) staff removing the CCTV cameras at the toll gate before the massacre.
Live shots of victims suffering from gunshot wounds as aired by DJ Switch also circulated on Facebook and Instagram.
As many of these pictures continued to unfold, Instagram and Facebook did well to shield the images from the public’s eye.
The posts were covered entirely with a tag describing them as misinformation.
A good number of people who had their posts flagged expressed dissatisfaction with the action.
Many of them took to Instagram’s competitor, Twitter, to express their anger at the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.