Instagram has planned to impose some instructions in its posts related to diet product and cosmetology. The Facebook-owned App said that soon they are going to put age restrictions to these posts as well for a good reason. According to the photo-sharing app, Instagram’s Diet and Surgery Posts have adverse effects on youngsters’ minds, and it also affects their underdeveloped brains. Some post might also be removed from the platform.
Under the new rules, posts related to weight loss and cosmetic procedures will be hidden from the Instagram users who are under 18.
Instagram’s Diet and Surgery Posts have adverse effects on youngsters
There were many products that were liked to some commercial offers; such content will also be removed. While telling about the removal of such content, Emma Collins, Instagram’s public policy manager said:
“We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone that uses it and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media. We’ve sought guidance from external experts, including Dr Ysabel Gerrard in the UK, to make sure any steps to restrict and remove this content will have a positive impact on our community of over 1 billion people around the world – whilst ensuring Instagram remains a platform for expression and discussion.”
It is not the first time; Instagram has taken the initiative for the welfare of society. The App keeps on making its platform a safe and healthy to be used and at the same time, keep on introducing new features for underprivileged people as well for social good.
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