Why is a post on Instagram marked as false information?

At Instagram, we're committed to reducing the spread of false information.

You may come across a post on Instagram that’s been marked as false information by an independent third-party fact checker. We work with 45 third-party fact-checkers across the globe who are certified through the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network to help identify, review and label false information.

When third-party fact checkers identify false information on Instagram, we make it harder to find by filtering it from Explore and Hashtags, and reducing its visibility in Feed and Stories. We also help people to decide for themselves what to read, trust and share by giving them more information on posts with false information warnings. Note the original content of politicians is not sent to third-party fact checkers for review. You can learn more about how Facebook and Instagram fact-check political speech here.

If a post has been identified by a third-party fact checker as false information you can:

  • Tap See Why to view the fact-checking organization and why they identified the post as false information.
  • Tap See Post to view the post.
Learn more about tips for identifying false information on Instagram.

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