Instagram false information warning feature mistakenly hurts digital artist

In December, Instagram announced the launch of a false information warning feature that will use third-party fact checkers to reduce the spread of false information on its platform,media reported. But it doesn’t seem to be working as expected, as it now labels digitally processed art and hides photos of digital artists and photographers on exploration and tagging pages.

Instagram false information warning feature mistakenly hurts digital artist

Instagram false information warning feature mistakenly hurts digital artist

Instagram false information warning feature mistakenly hurts digital artist

Photographer Toby Harriman found a false information warning in a photo of a man standing in front of the rainbow-colored mountain, according to petaPixel.com. The photo was originally taken by photographer Christopher Hainey and later digitally processed by artist Ramzy Masri. The error message warning links the picture to an article on newsmobile, a fact-checking website.

Instagram false information warning feature mistakenly hurts digital artist

So it seems that, while the feature may help combat the spread of false information, it can also be an obstacle for digital artists who want their work to be seen.