August 4, 2015 5:34 PM EDT
#EDM—a common abbreviation for electronic dance music—is the latest Instagram hashtag to be blocked, the social media company confirmed Tuesday.
The block, first reported by
music blogs earlier in the day, means the hashtag can’t be searched, which occurs automatically when certain hashtags are used to share content that violates Instagram’s community guidelines, Gabe Madway, an Instagram spokesperson, told TIME in a statement.
“In this case, #EDM was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity,” he said. Madway added that Instagram is working on a way to more quickly restore hashtags that have previously been blocked, and to better communicate its policies around hashtags.
blacklist has been known for years, but drew controversy last month when #curvy was banned. The hashtag was then unbanned—its search results are now more tightly moderated—after users slammed the company’s banning of a body-positive term. These Are the Interior Department's Most Popular Instagram Photos of 2014 Our public lands give some of the most spectacular views, like this one of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming Christina Adele Warburg—
sharetheexperience.org America's first national monument, Devils Tower is a geologic feature that protrudes out of the rolling prairie in Wyoming. David Lane (@ drlane56) captured this amazing 16-image panorama of the monument illuminated by the Milky Way and green airglow. Of visiting Devils Tower, David says: "From ancient stories of the Pleiades taking refuge at the top to the generations of Native Americas that held it sacred, it had a deep sense of age and a stoic nature that impressed me. It's so unexpected, so large in person, so steeped in traditions." Courtesy David Lane This bear is in Lake Clark National Park, a land of stunning beauty where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes, and local people and culture still depend on the land and water of their home. Solitude is found around every bend in the river and shoulder of a mountain. Venture into the park to become part of the wilderness. Kevin Dietrich——
sharetheexperience.org A gorgeous photo of the changing fall colors in Zion National Park (Utah). Kevin Roland captured this shot at one of the park's most popular areas -- the Narrows, a gorge with wall a thousand feet tall. Kevin Roland——
sharetheexperience.org On October 8, 1964, this Colorado River lake area on the border of Nevada and Arizona became the first national recreation area in the U.S. With its gorgeous contrasts of desert and water, mountains and canyons, Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers year-round recreational opportunities. Cheryl Hobbs——
sharetheexperience.org Winter has arrived at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and it is gorgeous! Christina Adele Warburg @christinaadelephoto took this photo last weekend at Mormon Row. Photographers from around the world visit this area of the park to capture the iconic barn with the Teton Range in the background. Courtesy Christina Adele Warburg An amazing sunrise at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. This photo was captured by Ryan Engstrom on the Mesa Arch Trail -- a popular place to capture the sunrise over the park’s countless canyons and fantastically formed buttes carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Ryan Engstrom—
sharetheexperience.org The morning commute is a little different at Yellowstone National Park. Cameron Patrick captured this photo on a cold morning -- just after the bison herd had waded through a river along the side the road. The bisons' body heat caused the water to turn to steam in the cold air, creating mist around the bison. Courtesy Cameron Patrick "If it isn't God's backyard, then he certainly lives nearby." - Robin Williams on Glacier National Park. Kim Hang Dessoliers—
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