Instagram users worry a new sensitivity filter is censoring their work

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Instagram users around the platform share one central concern right now: that the app’s new sensitive content filter is blocking their posts. In posts on both the feed and in Stories, account holders are warning their followers that the setting is limiting their reach and that their followers should disable the filter to ensure their posts get through. An earlier post of his alerting people to the filter has reached over 700,000 people and has been shared 192,000 times as of this morning. People from all sorts of communities have picked up on it, sharing similar concerns. The sensitivity filter allows people to set limits around how much potentially sensitive content they might see on their Explore page. It’s supposed to filter out things like self-harm content, and it’s turned on by default. But Instagram says that creators shouldn’t worry. The app already limited the amount of sensitive content people see on their Explore page, and the default setting retains that filtering. Though ultimately much of Instagram won’t change with this new setting, the communication about it should.