Last updated on September 21, 2019
Facebook’s key photo-sharing service, Instagram, will soon start blocking posts about weight loss and cosmetics for some users.
The company is making the change as part of an effort to keep users free from the pressure of social media, and shielded from posts promoting shoddy products that might appear too good to be true.
Here’s all about the move and its effect.
Products promoting weight loss or cosmetic surgery to be hidden
Instagram influencers have long been promoting beauty and cosmetic products, including controversial stuff related to weight loss and surgeries, through their posts.
However, under its latest policy change, the service has said, if the controversial product posts are accompanied with some sort of incentive or price tag to lure buyers, it will hide them for users under 18 years of age.