Instagram Blocking Beauty Influencers' Posts

The App is Preventing Minors from seeing Weight-loss and Cosmetic Ads

September 19, 2019

Instagram has been testing out different features this past year including hiding likes. It's most recent policy is preventing minors from seeing any posts that promote weight loss or cosmetic procedures

This means that anyone under the age of 18 will no longer be able to see any advertisements including those for detox tea or lip fillers while using the app. 

According to CNN the applications' spokeswoman said they're enforcing the feature because "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." 

Some users have shared their pictures of blocked photos proving the policy is already in effect. 

Let's be real a ton of celebrities and influencers make side money from posting these products, and they'll still make some sort of income from their users that over the age of 18. 

It's great to know that the application is taking the negative side effects of comparison culture and social media into account! 

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