Instagram previously announced that it would be banning photos and videos related to self-harm and suicide from its platform and now the company is trying to do more to ban this type of content.
The company has announced that it will now remove any drawings and cartoons that feature this type of content.
This past month, we further expanded our policies to prohibit more types of self-harm and suicide content. We will no longer allow fictional depictions of self-harm or suicide on Instagram, such as drawings or memes or content from films or comics that use graphic imagery. We will also remove other imagery that may not show self-harm or suicide, but does include associated materials or methods.
Accounts sharing this type of content will also not be recommended in search or in our discovery surfaces, like Explore. And we’ll send more people more resources with localized helplines like the Samaritans and PAPYRUS in the UK or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and The Trevor Project in the United States.
You can find out more details about the changes Instagram is making to its platform over at its website at the link below.