A Call for the Ability to Share Links on Instagram During Unprecedented Times

Instagram is implicitly censoring the ability to share information for those who lack significant power on the platform. Copy and paste the text, share it on Instagram, and tag @mosseri and @instagram.

By Joe Rosenthal

@instagram and @mosseri, Currently the only people with the power to share links within their Instagram Stories are accounts that are verified or business/creator accounts with over 10K followers. You are consolidating power and limiting the dissemination of information in a period where sharing information is absolutely critical. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic, and we have massive protests against systemic racism in which the police are acting as counter protestors. You are implicitly censoring content from those who lack significant power on Instagram. Everyone needs the ability to share links at this point.