Instagram and Others Grapple with Anti-Cop Posts

From left, Pastor Michael Durso, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City first lady Chirlane McCray visit a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Police say Ismaaiyl Brinsley ambushed the two officers in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday, fatally shooting them before killing himself inside a subway station. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(CNN) – On Instagram, #shootthepolice is no longer searchable. On Twitter, a hashtag is still visible that groups posts together inciting violence against cops.

Here’s one post from Twitter: An image of a gun with the message, “Speak to cops in a language they understand.” There are also videos of police altercations with civilians.

The posts show the challenges social media companies face.

Before gunning down two New York cops this weekend, Ismaaiyl Brinsley posted on Instagram: “I’m putting wings on pigs today…they take one of ours, let’s take two of theirs.”

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