Instagram issues apology for adding word 'Terrorist' to pro-Palestine profiles

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Published: 2023-10-20 23:29

Last Updated: 2024-04-14 01:39


Instagram issues apology for adding word 'Terrorist' to pro-Palestine profiles
Instagram issues apology for adding word 'Terrorist' to pro-Palestine profiles

Meta has issued an apology following an incident involving its auto-translation feature incorrectly adding the term "terrorist" to the profiles of certain pro-Palestinian Instagram users.

404 Media revealed that the words "Palestinian" and "Alhamdulillah" (which translates to "praise be to God") were erroneously translated to read as "Palestinian terrorists are fighting for their freedom."

Meta has since resolved the issue, with the auto-translation now correctly rendering the phrase as "thank God."

A spokesperson stated, “We fixed a problem that briefly caused inappropriate Arabic translations in some of our products. We sincerely apologise that this happened.”