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Blackout Tuesday posts are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM hashtag

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blm_posts.0.jpg Instagram’s #BLM hashtag is now full of posts of black squares. | Image: The Verge

As part of a Blackout Tuesday protest originally organized by workers in the music industry, users on social media, particularly Instagram, are sharing images of black squares in solidarity with black victims of police violence. But many are tagging their posts with the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM, obscuring a channel that’s being used to share vital information about protests, organization donations, and document police violence.

The singer Kehlani and rapper Chuck Inglish were among those to call out the problem, retweeting a video of an Instagram feed of black images shared under the #BLM hashtag.

As the video’s original poster noted: “once you click on the blm hashtag you’re directed to an overflow of black images, instead...

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