Instarbitrariness: Instagram-Account Deactivated

Friday, January 13, 2023

After several years of use and thousands of posts and photos created, our Instagram account was deactivated today by Instagram -- without any warning or reason given. Just we were informed with a standard message, that we probably don't comply with the Terms of Use: illegal activities, hate speech (whatever that is) and pornography is forbidden and we are quite sure that neither of these rules were breached and the account plusultrach was deactivated erroneously and will be back up in one or two days. Annoying and a joke but lets see what happens.

Additional to Instagram we will use Twitter, now: plusultrach.

** Ad, 2023-01-16** Our account is still blocked and so all our Instagram photos, texts, posts and video-clips are no longer visible. The themes and topics we inspired & promoted in the last couple of years -- Rolex Midas Series, Beta21 and Early Quartz in general, Piaget etc -- are simply invisible and non-existent anymore.

Also, we used to speak frankly in a branch that is not used to this and so some aspects that were a little awkward for one brand or the other is now hidden as well.

We see here, the full power of a monopoly in Instagrams actions: No explanation, no pointing to a specific post that breached the rules. No reply to our appeal regarding their decision. Nothing, so far. Just sheer arbitrariness. Lets hope this changes in the next days and in future in general. For now it is meta-arbitrary.

Our new interim-Instragram account is plusultra_ch, (here) and we are happy when you follow. Thanks.