Updates: Instagram, HexFest, Pensacola

Today we update several of the big stories that we’ve been following… 
Instagram bans #Goddess
On July 30, we reported that Instagram had banned the hashtag term #goddess. The social media site was attempting to curb, as it has done before, the posting of unacceptable content or images. In a statement, Instagram specifically said that “#goddess was consistently being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.” The ban inspired a #bringbackthegoddess protest, including wide-spread criticism and backlash from around the world. After a recent check, it appears that the hashtag is coming back.

Merlin Debuts This Saturday (in the UK)

This Saturday, BBC One viewers will get to see the premier of “Merlin”, a new fantasy series featuring “Buffy” alum Anthony Head as Uther, and a veritable “Scooby Gang” of young actors playing the roles of Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, and Guinevere.”Merlin, which begins on Saturday September 20, is a new take on the tales of King Arthur. Rather than re-visiting the legend of the knights and the round table, this version goes further back to examine those characters’ formative years. The new series is set in the court of King Uther Pendragon … Something of a tyrant, King Uther has outlawed magic in the kingdom of Camelot, and anyone caught using such tricks will be sentenced to death.”While developing the show, the BBC said they wanted a family production that appealed to “three generation TV”.”Three generation TV – that’s TV you can watch with your grandparents and children. There’s not enough of that about,” Mr Fincham said.