In doing so, she said they would discover how many men use the platforms, including potentially "their husbands and brothers". She said her aim was to call out hypocrisy in Phonne society by showing people how many men are secretly gay in the country.
Many men use apps including Grindr as a way to connect in private, because LGBT organisations or meeting places are illegal in Morocco. Now activists are encouraging men to close their s to protect themselves. Cchat, photos of men quickly started circulating on other social media platforms, resulting in their abuse and harassment.
You might be in lockdown with homophobic family, and with Ramadan, people are very concerned about chhat, and things might get heated," Mr Mouti explains. If men feel forced out of their homes because of intimidation, they have nowhere to stay because hotels are closed fhat special permission is required to travel between cities, the organisations told BBC News. Those who have not managed to leave their homes are in "severe situations" with their families, Nassawiyat explained.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, has suspended Ms Taloni's. The company gzy Reuters it was "taking proactive steps to find and remove other content like this".
But victims of abuse and harassment can expect no support from the police or government, activists say. Human Rights Watch is calling on the Moroccan government to enforce the right to privacy and decriminalise same-sex relations.