Instagram developers realised that users could be tagging the eggplant to symbolise pornographic content. The move isn’t new — the company also bans explicit hashtags such as #penis and #lingerie.
Users were incensed by the ban. BuzzFeed reporter Katie Notopoulos even started the rebellious hashtag #FreeTheEggplant.
But it turns out there’s a really easy work-around: Tech.Mic’s Sophie Kleeman recently discovered that you can simply tag two eggplants — or three, four, five, etc. eggplants — as a super easy hack.
As of this post, there are already over 1,000 photos tagged with the double eggplant, easily the most popular combination.
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