In what seems to be a targeted attack on religious freedom, Instagram permanently bans one of the largest Catholic accounts, Catholic Connect, reaching over five million people every week through social media. Within a matter of hours, Catholic Connect got slapped with two copyright infringements and their account was taken down.
Immediately, the Catholic Connect team appealed the Instagram ban since Instagram provided no detailed information on some of the content that was reported against Catholic Connect and it did not look familiar to the Catholic Connect team.
Within a matter of minutes, Instagram communicated back by email. Once again with no evidence stating to the Catholic Connect team, “your account has been deactivated and you are no longer permitted to use Instagram.” No further detailed information was provided to Catholic Connect.
Fighting back to what seems like an unfair attack on their religious freedom, Catholic Connect created a new account under the name of @CatholicConnect2.0 and within a matter of hours, Catholic Connect 2.0 surpassed four thousand followers who demand answers from Instagram.
CEO of Catholic Connect, Richy Orozco, comments, “We are grateful for the communities support and we will not stand down to an unfair attack on our religious liberty, we look forward to a favorable appeal from Instagram.”
The Catholic Connect team reached out to the Instagram appeal team and to top Instagram executives including the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri. Catholic Connect awaits a response.
Catholic Connect LLC is known as the voice of everyday Catholics, standing one hundred percent with the Catholic Church, sharing traditional values, advocating strongly for Pro-Life legislation, and promoting political leaders who protect the unborn. Catholic Connect has one message for the Church, STOP fully relying on secular technology. It is a great way to evangelize but the Church should never fully rely on secular technology to reach their flock. Catholic Connect has been working tirelessly for three years in developing a state-of-the-art Church CRM, a Donation System to improve recurring donor bases of nonprofits, and a social media app for the Catholic Church that is currently available on all app stores.
Follow the new Catholic Connect Instagram account, @CatholicConnect2.0
(SOURCE: Catholic Connect, LLC via Christian Newswire)