The focus is on content that promotes weight loss and can harm the mental health of minors
Will we see less and less diet products on Instagram? Andr verified. Of course the announcement about the restrictions that will be imposed arrived. Much more severe on some posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery. In the viewfinder, therefore, the contents that promote weight loss.
To protect the youngest, publications on dietary products on Instagram will be obscured or even removed (for children under 18). In particular posts that promote miracle diets and to which discount codes are associated for the purchase of slimming products.
In detail, concerns have been raised about the impact that diet, detoxification and cosmetic surgery contents can have on young people, their mental health and body image.
Dietary products on Instagram, the analysis on limitations
To support this plan, Instagram has benefited from the collaboration of industry experts, as an article in The Guardian also explains, to make sure that any measure to limit and remove this content can have a positive impact on the community of over a billion people in Worldwide, while ensuring that Instagram remains a platform for expression and discussion.
In addition, the platform stated that any content advances a statement like "miraculous"Regarding diets or slimming products connected to a commercial offer, such as a discount code, will be removed by Instagram.
Emma Collins, responsible for Instagram's public policies, said: We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone who uses it and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel due to social media. "
He then continued: "We sought the guidance of external experts, including Dr. Ysabel Gerrard in the UK, to ensure that any measure to limit and remove this content will have a positive impact on our community of over 1 billion people worldwide, guaranteeing at the same time that Instagram remains a platform for expression and discussion "
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