Why Instagram might have disabled Tunde Ednut’s accounts

NEWS DIGEST – Popular photo sharing platform, Instagram, has suspended the come back account of Nigerian artist and entertainer, Tunde Ednut, after hitting over one million followers.

On Sunday, January 10, Tunde Ednut rejoined the photo sharing platform with another handle (@kingtundeednut) to succeed his former suspended handle (@tundeednut).

Why Instagram might have disabled his accounts

There are speculations that Tunde Ednut might have published a post against the Community Guidelines.

Instagram has a policy called Account Disable Policy Changes. The policy helps the platform to detect and remove accounts that disobey its policy.

However, the photo sharing platform is yet to issue a statement on disabling Tunde Ednut’s accounts.

According to Instagram, one of its Terms of Use is to not violate the Community Guidelines.

The Community Guidelines cover the following;

Intellectual Property – Making sure you have the rights to post the content you share.

Appropriate Imagery – We don’t allow nudity on Instagram, with some exceptions, like photos of post-mastectomy scarring and women actively breastfeeding. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is OK, too.

Spam – This is not allowed on Instagram (creating or submitting unwanted email, comments, likes or other forms of commercial or harassing communications).

Illegal Content – We don’t allow support or praise of terrorism, organized crime or hate groups on Instagram. Offering sexual services and selling firearms and drugs are also prohibited.

Hate Speech, Bullying and Abuse – We remove credible threats of violence, hate speech and the targeting of private individuals. We do not allow attacks or abuse based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability or disease.

Self Injury – We do not allow glorification or encouragement of self-injury, including eating disorders. We do allow content that references self-injury and eating disorders if it is for the purpose of creating awareness or signposting support.

Graphic Violence – Graphic violence is not allowed and we may remove videos or images of intense, graphic violence to make sure that Instagram stays appropriate for everyone. If shared in relation to important and newsworthy events, and this imagery is shared to condemn or raise awareness and educate, it may be allowed.

Right to disable user account

If a user breaches the Community Guidelines, Instagram has the rights to remove the content, the entire posts or disable the entire account.

“It is our policy to remove content that violates our community guidelines. We may remove entire posts if either the imagery or associated captions violate our guidelines. We also may disable entire accounts for violations of our Community Guidelines.”