Instagram‘s secret id has a lot to do with both sex and racism. And, it seems, blocking nipple-related hashtags.
Australian entrepreneur Nick Drewes recently unearthed Instagram’s banned hashtags by reverse engineering the photo-sharing platform’s API and feeding the photo service a whole lot of swear words. Hashtags containing the words “fuck,” “bitch,” and racial insults are automatically blocked… as are hashtags referring to popular messaging app Kik.
Here’s a partial excerpt from Drewes’ list:
We’re just curious why some common search terms like #iphone and #photography are banned.
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