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Los Angeles Proposes Festival Ban Following Recent Deaths

Following the death of two female festival attendees at Los Angeles’ HARD Summer festival, a temporary ban on outdoor, public property held, festivals has been called for. The city of Los Angeles has held a task force on drug related incidents of this nature after the death of a teenage girl at the 2010 edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. At the time, EDC was a Los Angeles institution, however since being forced to its new Las Vegas home. The task force recommended a slew of overdose preventative measures added security, intense entry search, clear passageways for medical personnel, and free ... Read more

#EDM Banned From Instagram

Though their blacklist has been known for a few years, Instagram has been on something of a hasthtag purge as of late. Some of the hashtag bans are self explanatory, like #porn, however recently some have drawn considerable controversy, such as the recent banning of #curvy (though, has since made a comeback). Today, news came that the popular social network’s latest ban is on #EDM, and the reasoning behind it is vague. In a statement on the matter, Instagram describes its hashtag policy as “We block (i.e. make unsearchable) certain hashtags when they are consistently being used to share images ... Read more