Random Instagram users suspended after app blackout

Over the week, Elon Musk took over Twitter. Instagram was down on Monday morning.

Meta’s photo-sharing platform might be no stranger to outages, but this incident was different. After coming back online on Monday, it mysteriously suspended several accounts.

Some users have also complained of a purge in organic followers, a spike in bot followers, changed passwords, and that they were forced to verify their contact details.

Instagram confirmed the snafu in a tweet, tactfully writing, “We’re aware that some of you are having issues accessing your Instagram account. We’re looking into it and apologize for the inconvenience.”

Details are scarce at this time as Instagram is still investigating the matter. Hopefully, affected users will get their accounts back.


The Young Spikes Malaysia awards are for professionals under the age of 30. There are five categories: Digital, Media, PR, Integrated, Young Marketers. Participants race against the clock to generate ideas before presenting them to an accomplished industry panel.

Real work briefs are provided by sponsors Etika, KFC, Telekom Malaysia, Sime Darby Property and GO Communications, and teams of two are then given 24 hours, 48 hours for Integrated, to generate and present their solutions.

The Digital Gold winners at Spikes Malaysia 2019 went on to win Gold, Best in Asia-Pacific, bringing glory to Malaysia’s young talent.  https://marketingmagazine.com.my/ys2022/


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The APPIES is an annual event that presents a rare opportunity for creative, media, digital and marketing agencies or brands to present their best campaigns to the industry.

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