Instagram declares war on weight loss product publications

by Kelvin
Instagram declares war on weight loss product publications

The measure will affect publications on this network such as those made by the Kardashian, especially Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner

Children under 18 will stop seeing the publications in Instagram that promote weight loss products or types of cosmetic surgery, as part of the new social network policy against practices that put the health of younger users at risk.

  

The age restriction will apply when the content prompts the purchase or is accompanied by a price for a product.

Some publications could be completely eliminated in the case of "miracle" products to lose weight or lose weight in record time and be linked to a commercial offer as a discount code.

In addition, the function to report any type of content will have a new option to indicate that this publication promotes a miraculous diet.

According to a statement issued by the company, advertising guidelines and policies never allowed the promotion of these types of products.

Despite this, there were celebrities and influential people with thousands of followers who did not respect the rules and therefore the social network took additional actions.

Emma Collins, public policy manager of InstagramHe explained at a press conference that the decision was made thinking of making the platform "a positive place for everyone" and "reducing the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social networks."

The measure will affect publications such as those made by the Kardashian, especially Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, who in 2016 and 2017 promoted a tea brand that promises to burn fat and detoxify the body using antioxidants to lose weight in 28 days .

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