Center for Countering Digital Hate


CEO Meta, Mark Zuckerberg
Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri
Head of Women's Safety at Meta, Cindy Southworth

Instagram DMs are the digital dark alleys of your platforms where misogynistic abusers act with impunity. 

Misogynistic abuse, cyberflashing, image-based sexual violence, and threats of violence are rife, and you are failing to act. Our recent report showed

  • you failed to act on 9 in 10 of misogynist abuse sent over DM,
  • you failed to act on 9 in 10 of violent threats sent via DM, 
  • and failed to act on any image-based sexual abuse within 48 hours

We demand Meta and Instagram fix your broken systems for reporting abuse via DMs and tackle the #HiddenHate sent via Instagram DMs


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