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Facebook-owned Instagram has made changes to its algorithm after… she complained A group of its own employees reported that pro-Palestinian content was not visible to users during the Gaza conflict.

Instagram usually shows original content in its Stories before reposting content, but now it’s starting to categorize and reshare the original content equally.The company confirmed.

As the Financial Times reported, the Instagram staff group made several pleas about content that was blocked through automated moderation, such as posts about the Al-Aqsa Mosque that were mistakenly removed.

Staff didn’t think the censorship was intentional, but one said that censorship at scale is biased against any marginalized groups.

A Facebook spokesperson said the change was in response to concerns about pro-Palestinian content. The company realized that the way the app worked led people to believe it was suppressing certain views or topics.

This applies to any post that is re-shared in Stories, regardless of its topic.

Accusations of bias:

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been criticized over the past several weeks for content about the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Earlier this month, Twitter restricted the account of a Palestinian writer, and later said that an error had occurred.

Instagram apologized after several accounts were unable to post Palestine-related content for several hours on May 6, a move that He said Instagram Head, Adam Mosseri: It happened because of a technical error.

Instagram said: “People are more interested in original stories from close friends than seeing people re-share other people’s photos and posts. This is why original stories are given priority.

“There has been an increase in the number of people re-posting,” the spokesperson said. And we’ve seen a bigger impact than expected in the reach of these posts. Stories that retweet feed posts don’t get the reach people expect, and that’s not a good experience.

Instagram believes that users want to see Original Stories, so it’s looking at how Stories focus on original content through the new tools.

Read also: Facebook employees accuse the company of bias against Arabs

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