Catholic Prayer Vault

Fact Check

Instagram unbelievably censors The Lord's Prayer with a "false information" fact-check: An Instagram page known as "catholicprayervault" posts memes with various prayers for Catholics. Late in October, the page posted a meme that contained The Lord's Prayer, also known as The Our Father. The post was accompanied by a simple message that read "Pause, pray and comment 'Amen' so others can see and join in prayer! #prayer #ourfather #catholic #christian #catholicprayer." Instagram inexplicably placed a fact-check interstitial over the meme. The fact-check claimed that the post contained "False Information," and directed users to a USA Today fact-check article titled: "Facebook does not ban the posting of the Lord's Prayer." Instagram and Facebook are both owned by parent-company Meta. The fact-check censored The Lord's Prayer, nearly contradicting itself. While Instagram did not ban the prayer, according to Facebook, users fail to click through fact-check interstitials 95% of the time thus making the post nearly banned for all intents and purposes. After online outrage over the censorship, Instagram seemed to have removed the irrelevant fact-check from the post.