DC Draino

Fact Check

Instagram censors post for confusing the military with the National Guard: Popular Instagram account DC Draino, also known as Rogan O'Handley, posted an image of a tweet from Breitbart News reporter Alana Mastrangelo that Instagram then censored. Mastrangelo's tweet read "Martha’s Vineyard set a beautiful example for the nation. They used the military to deport every last illegal migrant from their island in less than 48 hours. The entire nation should emulate Martha’s Vineyard." PolitiFact rated this as "False Information," saying that the immigrants were not deported, which only ICE does, and they were moved out of Martha's Vineyard not by the military but by the National Guard. For these infractions, Instagram placed an interstitial over the post, requiring users to click a link in order to actually view the post. According to Facebook, Instagram's sister company, users fail to click through fact-check interstitials 95% of the time.