The Twitch anchor who has an Instagram account @AmyHaris said that she believes that the platform temporarily bans her account because fans of the platform The Netflix show “Squid Game” is heavily reported or attempted to access it.
Amy Haris also used the @squidgame handle on Twitch and tweeted on Thursday that she had lost access to her Instagram account. Amy Haris has been posting to this account since November 2012. Amy Haris has 42,300 followers on Twitch, and she is a member of the platform’s partner program. She is also a member of Yogscast, a streaming collective with more than 7 million YouTube subscribers. “I think a lot of people have been trying to log in to my account or report that (squidgame) instagram has banned me,” she wrote on Twitter. “It’s not cool.”
Mass reporting is the practice of many users reporting accounts to trigger the platform’s automatic ban system. There is no evidence that it actually works, although there are reports that it is used as a strategy.
Amy Harris said in a tweet on Saturday that she had received “information flooding” from fans of the Netflix hit show on Instagram. Amy Harris told Insider in an email on Monday that she had put it back into her account, but when she tried to log in, an automated message from Instagram stated that her account vi0lated the platform’s prohibition on “impersonating someone else” “Policy. (Insider checked the screenshots of the news captured by the anchor.) Amy Haris said that she did not ban communication with Instagram.