If you’ve been on Instagram in the last couple of hours, you’ll have noticed that your feed is flooded with black tiles – many of which are accompanied by the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.

It’s a sign of solidarity in the wake of the brutal police killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which has sparked widespread riots in the US and anger at systemic racism worldwide, including here in our own backyard.

While the tile and hashtag are undoubtedly being shared with the best intentions, many are now trying to dissuade people from using #BlackLivesMatter as the sea of posts is having an unintended side effect: it’s censoring important (and timely) protest information, as well as making educational resources much harder to discover because they’re quite literally being blacked out.

Here’s a visual of the top posts to the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on Instagram within the last hour:

Not great.

Lizzo, Lil’ Nas X, Kumail Nanjiani and Drag Race‘s Tatianna are just some of the big names to voice their concerns about the grassroots social media movement, urging their massive fan bases to instead use #BlackOutTuesday to post – if they choose to post at all.

So if you do decide to post a black tile on Instagram to express your support of the Black Lives Matter movement, please consider either using no hashtag or using the #BlackOutTuesday hashtag instead.

If you want a different outlet for your anger and frustration at the fucked state of the world, there are dozens of planned protests being held in support of George Floyd and Indigenous deaths in custody in cities around Australia over the coming days and weeks.

We’ve put together a list of the major ones we’re aware of over on our Instagram: