On Tuesday evening, Instagram decided to delete NEWSREP’s account without offering any concrete reasons.
The only thing the NEWSREP managing team received from Instagram was a short email that hardly clarified the reasons behind what appears to be a permanent ban. “Your account has been deleted for not following our terms,” said the email. “You won’t be able to log into this account and no one else will be able to see it. We’re unable to restore accounts that are deleted for these types of violations.”
The popular image- and video-sharing social media application offers an easy way to connect with people, explore interesting topics, or follow the activities of friends and family. However, Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have been targeting veteran groups lately. Veteran accounts are brimming with military posts which sometimes include graphic images from overseas. Although NEWSREP doesn’t promote violence, we do our best to cover it alongside other breaking and important topics from across the world. And we don’t shy from the reality, which is often as brutal and as politically incorrect as possible. The social media giants might wish to avoid what is actually happening in the world and try to fabricate a bubble of ignorance where everything inside is nice and rosy – but we won’t.
NEWSREP, of course, won’t give up so easily. You will now be able to follow us on Instagram here: @official_newsrep. We appreciate your confidence and support and it is because of readers like you that we keep writing and delivering the hard-hitting news we’ve built our reputation on. What sets us apart from the Washington Posts and New York Times of the world is the fact that as a site, we are as apolitical as it gets, and we also interact with our readers — who comprise a loyal community of people who want the truth. Now, we need your help to share the new account with your friends to follow and support us.