Instagram soon to restrict posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgeries

Instagram and Facebook announced that more strict limitation are to be forced on certain post related to diet-products and cosmetic procedures

Social media platform, Instagram announced new policy on banning or restricting promotion of diet-products and on cosmetic procedures. It is reported, that both, Instagram and Facebook will ban users under 18 from viewing such posts.

Moreover, posts for weight reduction items that make a “wondrous claims” and are connected to business offers, for example, a markdown code will be prohibited or evacuated. Instagram’s public policy manager, Emma Collins, said the organization worked with outer specialists to roll out the improvements.

Concerns have been raised about the effect that detox, diet and cosmetic procedures content can have on youngsters, their psychological well-being and self-perception. She further added, “We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone that uses it and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media.”

Actor and body-positive campaigner , Jameela Jamil, has criticized famous internet figures for uploading content on social platforms related to diet products. Following the announcement, Jameela Jamil considered the approach as a “colossal win”.

Additionally she said, “This is a huge win for our ongoing fight against the diet/detox industry. Facebook and Instagram taking a stand to protect the physical and mental health of people online sends an important message out to the world.”

Jameela Jamil started the ‘I Weigh Movement’ and a related account on Instagram because of the measure of substance she felt was advancing unfortunate ways of life and diet items, recommending society was measuring achievement dependent on weight.

The account urged people to share their accomplishments regardless of their body shape and has since increased a lot of followers.

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