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Banned Hashtags

banned-hashtags

You may already know this but after talking with clients recently, it's clear not enough people know.

Did you know that there is a list of banned hashtags on Instagram? No? Well, you were this many years old when you found out.

Why some hashtags are banned

Instagram is all about creating a safe and enjoyable user experience. If users stop having fun, get spammed or see inappropriate content they simply switch off and avoid using the platform. Bad news for Instagram and something they are keen to avoid.
One of the ways they optimise the experience is by keeping tabs on hashtags used for unscrupulous activity such as spam, hate-speech, graphic images or criminal activity. It may not be clear why they have been banned as they may seem innocuous, they could have been hijacked and used for content completely unrelated.

Here is a full list of reasons for banned hashtags (and posts in general for that matter!)

  • Hate speech or threats.
  • Terrorist groups or organized crime.
  • Nudity.
  • Copyright infringement
  • Self-harm.
  • Graphic images or violence without warning.
  • The sale of sexual services, firearms, or illegal drugs.
  • Spam

Which ones are banned?

Here is a list of all banned hashtags. Some are banned permanently, some are just a temporary measure and they may be allowed at a later date. If you want to check a hashtag simply type it into the Instagram search bar and it will be obvious. You will eaither see a message asking if you really want to see those posts as they could be triggering. Some hashtags don't show any posts or any recent post depending on their severity.

The full list is here and I will keep updating it when I can. If you know of a word missing off the list, please let me know.
#Alone
#ArmParty
#BeautyBlogger
#BikiniBody
#Boho
#Brain
#Costumes
#CurvyGirls
#Date
#Dating
#Desk
#Direct
#DM
#Easter
#EDM
#Eggplant
#EggplantParm
#Elevator
#FitnessGirls
#Gloves
#GrafittiIGers
#HardWorkPaysOff
#HappyThanksgiving
#Hawks
#HotWeather
#HumpDay
#Hustler
#IG
#ILoveMyInstagram
#InstaBaby
#InstaSport
#iPhonegraphy
#Italiano
#Kansas
#Kickoff
#KillingIt
#Kissing
#Leaves
#Like
#Lean
#LoseWeight
#Lulu
#Master
#MileyCyrus
#MirrorPhoto
#Models
#MustFollow
#Nasty
#NewYears
#NewYearsDay
#Overnight
#Parties
#Petite
#PornFood
#PrettyGirl
#PushUps
#PuppyDogMondays
#Rate
#Ravens
#SameLove
#Saltwater
#Shit
#Shower
#Single
#SingleLife
#Skateboarding
#Skype
#Snap
#Snapchat
#Snowstorm
#SoPretty
#Stranger
#StreetPhoto
#Sunbathing
#Swole
#Tag4Like
#TanLines
#Teens
#Thighs
#Thought
#TodayImWearing
#Undies
#ValentinesDay
#WorkFlow
#WTF

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