Instagram Adds New Restrictions on Weight-Loss Products, Cosmetic Procedures

Posts may be limited to users 18 and older or removed altogether

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Instagram implemented a new policy that will prohibit people under 18 from seeing posts that promote weight loss products or certain cosmetic procedures.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said it would take the following actions if posts in this subject area are reported.

If the post promotes certain weight-loss products or cosmetic producers, and it contains an inventive to buy or includes pricing information, it will be restricted so that it can only be viewed by people 18 and older.

However, if a post “makes a miraculous claim” about dieting or weight loss and is linked to a commercial offer, such as a discount code, it will be removed altogether.




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