Instagram content influences us in good and bad ways. So, it is important to regulate the content on Instagram, especially for the users under 18. Instagram has announced a new policy that will regulate the content for users under 18. This is aimed at posts that promote weight-loss or diet.
Cosmetics and other similar content as well. This policy will be applied to Facebook as well. In a statement by Instagram’s public policy manager, Emma Collins said that these changes are being made to tackle the Influencer marketing methods on the platform. Collins also explained that they want Instagram to be a positive place.
The new policy is already in effect, but in the coming weeks, tools will be introduced to equip users so that they can report a post that violates this policy. The new policy will prevent celebrities from influencing by promoting baseless products just for money. Not a bad idea really as diets and weight loss products can often be questionable.
I mean, the Kardashians promote weight-loss products and that is not the right kind of influence users under 18 should be exposed to. These new rules should help them to protect young kids who are using the popular platform.