Instagram Will Restrict Content Promoting Weight Loss And Cosmetic Procedures

Instagram posts promoting weight-loss teas and cosmetic procedures will soon be restricted under the social media platform’s new policy. The restriction would be targeted at users below the age of 18.

This new policy was announced on Wednesday as it mentioned the move was in an effort to combat the negative impact the platform is having on body image.

According to the platform, under the new policy, which will also apply to Facebook, posts that promote weight-loss products or cosmetic surgery with incentives to buy will be subjected to age restrictions that will bar users under 18 from viewing.

Also, posts for weight-loss products that make a “miraculous claim” and are linked to commercial offers such as a discount code will be banned or removed.
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