Thoughts on Moderating, Banning Hashtags

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I’ve created a cursory list of moderated hashtags that will not be available to search inside the application itself. Some examples are as follows:

  • #likeigiveadick
  • #pussy
  • #boobs
  • #instabitch
  • #xxx
  • … … …

Ad naseum. I took this list directly from Instagram and from their API Developer Group where they’ve stated that they block high-volume hashtags that provide “little value”:

We’ve stopped serving feeds (both in app and API) for some tags that were too generic and didn’t provide enough end-user value.

The list that’s been compiled isn’t complete but it’s a start. But here’s a question to you, the community: Is it right for the app to block all of these searches?

#fuckmyjob (and many other banned hashtags) are valid expressions about life – I mean, who hasn’t ever thought that in one way, shape, or form? Naturally this bleeds into another area that’ll be a concern at some point in time (not if but when) and that’s the issue of pornography.

I want the service to stay as “safe” as possible where “objectionable images and content can be at a minimum. I’m just wondering about the existing implementations and whether they could be better or if there is a more genius solution to this content conundrum?

Blocking is easy as I’ve created the system to do that (as you can see in the image above). I’m always super-sensitive about banning creative arts and different creative expressions even if they are not ones that I have an interest in.

Hope that makes a bit of sense. Thoughts?

For those interested, here’s the existing list so far:

  1. #17bitch
  2. #adiosbitchachos
  3. #anal
  4. #arse
  5. #asfuck
  6. #ass
  7. #balls
  8. #bang
  9. #bangbang
  10. #beautyandessex
  11. #bestfuckingtimeever
  12. #bigboobs
  13. #bigbootyhoe
  14. #bigtits
  15. #birthdaysex
  16. #bitch
  17. #bitchcanigetacosmo
  18. #BitchDontKillMyVibes
  19. #bitches
  20. #bitcheslovehim
  21. #bitchesofig
  22. #bitchyougotit
  23. #Blowjob
  24. #bobbysbitches
  25. #boob
  26. #boobear
  27. #boobies
  28. #boobs
  29. #boobz
  30. #breasts
  31. #bubblebutt
  32. #bush
  33. #chink
  34. #classybitch
  35. #clit
  36. #cock
  37. #cocks
  38. #cum
  39. #cunt
  40. #curlyheadedfuck
  41. #daddylove
  42. #deepthroat
  43. #dick
  44. #dicks
  45. #dildo
  46. #dildos
  47. #dripping
  48. #DuckDynastyBitch
  49. #fastasfuck
  50. #fatass
  51. #fetish
  52. #foodorgasm
  53. #freshasfuck
  54. #fuck
  55. #fuckbitches
  56. #fuckbulltaco
  57. #fuckday
  58. #fucked
  59. #fucker
  60. #fuckfriday
  61. #fuckFriends
  62. #fuckfuelprices
  63. #fuckhislife
  64. #fuckinass
  65. #fucking
  66. #fuckingbeasting
  67. #fuckingdead
  68. #fuckingfantastisk
  69. #fuckingfinally
  70. #fuckinsong
  71. #FuckIt
  72. #fuckitho
  73. #fuckitway
  74. #fuckkillergames
  75. #fuckLife
  76. #fuckmyjob
  77. #fuckoff
  78. #fuckouttahere
  79. #fuckpockets
  80. #fuckpsy
  81. #fuckrunning
  82. #fucks
  83. #fuckshoveling
  84. #fucksleep
  85. #fuckthefashion
  86. #fuckthelaw
  87. #fuckthelightning
  88. #fuckthemoney
  89. #fucktherules
  90. #fuckthis
  91. #fucktyler
  92. #fucku
  93. #fuckwhodontbelieveinus
  94. #fuckwitmenow
  95. #fuckyea
  96. #fuckyeah
  97. #fuckyeahellacuties
  98. #fuckyeahh
  99. #fuckyes
  100. #fuckyopictures
  101. #fuckyou
  102. #fuckyouautocorrect
  103. #fuckyouhitler
  104. #fuckyoupayme
  105. #fuckyourview
  106. #getnakedpls
  107. #grindin
  108. #hardcore
  109. #helpabitchout
  110. #hoes
  111. #hungrycunt
  112. #idontgiveafuck
  113. #ifuckinwish
  114. #IG
  115. #iloveitwhenhemakesthisexpression
  116. #ilovemyinstagram
  117. #incest
  118. #instabitch
  119. #instabody
  120. #instafuck
  121. #instagirl
  122. #instagram
  123. #instasex
  124. #iphone
  125. #iphone4s
  126. #iphoneography
  127. #jailbait
  128. #jamesmotherfuckingfranco
  129. #jizz
  130. #jugs
  131. #kike
  132. #kikmeboys
  133. #kikmenow
  134. #knockers
  135. #kyke
  136. #lazyasfuck
  137. #likeigiveadick
  138. #livingsexy
  139. #loseweight
  140. #milf
  141. #mouthtopenis
  142. #mybitches
  143. #naked
  144. #nakedtimes
  145. #nipple
  146. #nipples
  147. #nopecsnosex
  148. #notassexylicousasyou
  149. #nude
  150. #oral
  151. #penis
  152. #photography
  153. #poop
  154. #popular
  155. #popularpage
  156. #porn
  157. #porno
  158. #pornography
  159. #proanorexia
  160. #probulimia
  161. #pussy
  162. #rackcitybitch
  163. #rfucked
  164. #sex
  165. #sexiest
  166. #sextalk
  167. #SexualWednesdays
  168. #sexy
  169. #sexyback
  170. #SEXYBEAST
  171. #sexyboys
  172. #sexyespoco
  173. #sexygirls
  174. #sexys
  175. #sexyscruff
  176. #sexyteen
  177. #sexytimes
  178. #shavedbay
  179. #shirtless
  180. #shit
  181. #slut
  182. #sluts
  183. #smut
  184. #sofuckingtierd
  185. #spic
  186. #strip
  187. #thesex
  188. #thesexisintheheel
  189. #thesexpistols
  190. #thinspiration
  191. #thinspo
  192. #tipsydumbcunt
  193. #tit
  194. #tits
  195. #turnontheboobtube
  196. #vag
  197. #vagina
  198. #wank
  199. #weed
  200. #wefabulousbitch
  201. #whitepower
  202. #whore
  203. #whores
  204. #winterfuckoff
  205. #xxx

Am I missing any?