The hashtag #EDM -- the common acronym for electronic dance music -- has just been blocked by Instagram, TIME confirms. The hashtag is common for fans of the genre to use when at festivals or shows featuring their favorite DJs. 

According to TIME, "Blocking" #EDM basically means that fans won't be able to search the hashtag. An Instagram spokesperson, Gabe Madway, says that the hashtag is being used to share photos and videos that "violates Instagram's community guidelines."

"In this case, #EDM was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity."

Although #EDM has been blocked by the popular social media platform, related hashtags such as #EDMlife, #EDMlifestyle, #EDMgirls, #EDMnation, among a long list of others still remain -- which all display extremely similar content as the general #EDM.


Madway also says that Instagram is looking to "better communicate" its policies in relation to hashtags, and is working on restoring hashtags that have been banned. 

Hopefully #EDM won't be blocked for too much longer. With the summer already here, we are in the thick of festival season, with plenty more that are upcoming such as Electric Zoo in New York City, TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills, and more. 


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