It seems like the Great Instagram Shadowban of 2023 was mostly a glitch, but it was simply a matter of scale. Knifemakers are constantly being nerfed by the Zuck, this was just a big enough event to get peoples’ attention. Most of the bans have been reversed, but this happens on a smaller scale all the time.
During my coverage of the “Charlie Foxtrot” I made the pledge to share the websites of knifemakers and others (New Jersey Steel Baron got caught up in in – seriously?!?) who got caught up in this. And I opened this up to anyone who comments on our Facebook post about this since then.
That said, I am going to keep this post up throughout the holidays, and it won’t be limited to those who got hit by bans. Let’s see how much we can all help each other out. If you are a maker, drop your website in the comments, and I will add it to the list. Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away, it will be held in moderation until I approve it.
Likewise, if you have not filled out AKTI’s social media survey, please do. While private companies such as IG are free to set their own policies, it takes a bigger voice to even try to get the attention of the social media companies. They have been working on this for some time, and would appreciate your input.