This past Thursday Instagram ;made the term #curvy searchable again, according to The Washington Post. “The problem was that the #curvy hashtag was being used for other reasons,” Nicky Jackson Colaco, Instagram’s director of public policy, told The Washington Post ;on July 23. “Curvy” was being reported frequently for pornographic images and, as Colaco noted, these type of reports tend to spike when people search tags they don’t realize are associated with pornographic content. ; The #curvy ban was first pointed out on July 14 ;by BuzzFeed’s Nora Whelan. When she tried searching for #curvy, it brought up zero results. Although Instagram told BuzzFeed …

This past Thursday Instagram ;made the term #curvy searchable again, according to The Washington Post.

“The problem was that the #curvy hashtag was being used for other reasons,” Nicky Jackson Colaco, Instagram’s director of public policy, told The Washington Post ;on July 23. “Curvy” was being reported frequently for pornographic images and, as Colaco noted, these type of reports tend to spike when people search tags they don’t realize are associated with pornographic content. ;

The #curvy ban was first pointed out on July 14 ;by BuzzFeed’s Nora Whelan. When she tried searching for #curvy, it brought up zero results. Although Instagram told BuzzFeed the tag was made unsearchable because ;”it was being used to share images and videos that violated Instagram’s community guidelines around nudity” — other NSFW content was still searchable ;on the photo-sharing platform using hashtags like #Fatpig, #Fatf**k and #Dildo.

Many body-positive Instagrammers were outraged and protested the ban, since the term “curvy” is often used to promote body positivity ;and body acceptance. ;

Thankfully, Instagram listened to its users ;and made ;#Curvy searchable again.

“This wasn’t ;curvy pornography, this was just irrelevant pornography,” Colaco told The Washington Post. ;”There is nobody who’s cherry-picking terms. And the silver lining in this we have been made aware of terms that hadn’t gotten reported. We’re trying ;to be as consistent as possible.”

Colaco said there is “zero chance” that the platform would ever intentionally silence body-positive messages. (And just scrolling through the #curvy tag, there are certainly pornographic images mixed in with body-positive posts.)

Colaco told The Washington Post ;that Instagram is trying to navigate these bans as carefully as possible: “We ;won’t be perfect, but we will be thoughtful.” ;

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!! #curvy #curvy #curvee

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Well done, ladies. ;

The Huffington Post reached out to Instagram for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication. ;

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