Black squares shared on Instagram to protest death of George Floyd are ...

Instagram went dark today to observe, morn and protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed man who was killed while in police custody.

Millions of users are sharing a black image with the hashtag 'BlackOutTuesday' in solidarity, but some are tagging the post with #BlackLiveMatter and although well-intended, activists say it is not helping the cause.

The black images are overloading the Black Lives Matter feed on the site, blocking other posts that provide 'helpful information, resources, documentation of the injustice.'

Instagram has addressed concerns on Twitter with a post stating; 'You can choose to edit your post caption to remove the #blacklivesmatter hashtag and your post will no longer be shown on the hashtag page.'

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Instagram went dark today to observe, morn and protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed man who was killed while in police custody

Millions of users are sharing a black image with the hashtag 'blackouttuesday' in solidarity, but some are tagging the post with #BlackLiveMatter and although well-intended, activists say is not helping the cause

Millions of users are sharing a black image with the hashtag 'blackouttuesday' in solidarity, but some are tagging the post with #BlackLiveMatter and although well-intended, activists say is not helping the cause

Mental health advocate and Black Lives Matter activist Kenidra Woods posted on Twitter: 'It has come to my attention that many allies are using #BlackLivesMatter hashtag w black image on insta.'

'We know that's it no intent to harm but to be frank, this essentially does harm the message.'

'We use [this] hashtag to keep ppl updated. PLS stop using the hashtag for black images.'

Woods included a video with the tweet of the Black Lives Matter feed on Instagram, showing most of the images were the black squares. 

Mental health advocate and Black Lives Matter activist Kenidra Woods posted on Twitter: 'It has come to my attention that many allies are using #BlackLivesMatter hashtag w black image on insta.' 'We know that's it no intent to harm but to be frank, this essentially does harm the message'

Mental health advocate and Black Lives Matter activist Kenidra Woods posted on Twitter: 'It has come to my attention that many allies are using #BlackLivesMatter hashtag w black image on insta.' 'We know that's it no intent to harm but to be frank, this essentially does harm the message'

When an image is posted with a hashtag it is automatically to a searchable feed, which people find using that same hashtag. The social media site took to Twitter to address concerns about the Black Lives Matter Feed being overrun by black images

When an image is posted with a hashtag it is automatically to a searchable feed, which people find using that same hashtag. The social media site took to Twitter to address concerns about the Black Lives Matter Feed being overrun by black

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