Instagram has recently rolled out some new policies restricting promotional weight loss content. These along with cosmetic surgery posts are now being taken into account. Posts like these have been affecting the mindset of people all over the world. It leaves a negative impact on the wellbeing of those especially under 18.
According to The Evening Standard, Instagram will remove for all its users, certain posts that claim to ‘miraculously’ help reduce weight.
Instagram, promoting a healthy lifestyle has taken an initiative in suppressing posts that promote cosmetic surgery and diet related products for those under 18. To relieve them off of this pressure that social media creates on having a certain body type and skin. These measures had to be taken to reduce anxiety and depression among users.
Instagram has been under scrutiny and reported to be the worst social media network for such negative impacts. In light of this, Instagram previously removed the total like counts on posts in some regions. It also took action against graphic pictures of self-harm and now is determined to content that drives users towards depression.
Restricting promotional weight loss posts, social media influencers and fitness gurus will suffer a major setback due to these new policies. The new policy states that any procedure or diet related products that consist of a price or an incentive to buy will be removed. There will be an added feature that will allow users to report such posts that don’t fall under Instagram’s new policy. These policies are to be implemented by both Instagram and Facebook.
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