Slippery Instagram all at sea over London fishmonger 'censorship'

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Instagram has apologised to a London fishmonger after a picture of his window display was marked as offensive.

The picture on the Chelsea Fishmonger profile was greyed out, and replaced with a warning that it contained sensitive material.

As the BBC report, it was the second of owner Rex Goldsmith's pictures to be flagged as offensive in just two weeks.

Instagram has apologised for the move, and the picture has returned to the platform. A spokesperson from Facebook, which owns Instagram, said: "This content was marked as sensitive in error and has now been reinstated. We apologise for the mistake."

The fishmonger uses Instagram to advertise his daily offerings, telling the BBC that it is "a shop window" for his business.

He went on: "I totally understand censorship, but when you think that Instagram is owned by Facebook, and if you look at some of the videos on Facebook, they are disgusting. Some are violent, some have foul language. I find it a bit bizarre that they can then think a bit of cod fillet is offensive."

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