Instagram flagged a Christian worship video posted by Sean Feucht. The Christian leader took to Twitter to express his disappointment with Instagram for categorizing his videos as “harmful or false information.”
Sean Feucht is a speaker, missionary, and Christian activist who has founded several global movements such as Burn 24-7, Hold the Line, and Light A Candle. He is also a member of Bethel Music, a global music ministry that started from California’s Bethel Church. Bethel Music produces original worship songs.
Feucht accused Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook of censoring praise and worship videos he has recently posted.
It’s not clear whether Twitter and Facebook removed any of his posts.
However, he did post another tweet of a screenshot by another Instagram user who was trying to repost his video. Instagram would not allow the user to repost the video of a peaceful worship rally because it contained “harmful or false information” which is against the community guidelines.
The artist wrote: “This is what we’ve come to in America! Instagram is now classifying my WORSHIP videos as ‘harmful or false information’ Religious Liberty? Freedom of Speech? Big Tech censorship?”
Senator Josh Hawley, a republican politician who’s been in the spotlight for pushing back against big tech said: “Instagram is censoring a Christian worship leader who wants to post videos of praise and worship from places where there has recently been unrest. And that doesn’t meet ‘community standards’? Can’t wait to hear the explanation for this.”