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Instagram will restrict some diet posts, once users complain

Rachel Kraus
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The days of detox teas and lip filler posts overrunning your Instagram may be numbered.

Facebook announced Wednesday (via The Guardian) that it is changing its policy around posts that peddle diet products and monetarily promote cosmetic surgery.

It will age-gate content that sells these products, making them invisible to anyone under 18. It will also outright ban posts that make "miraculous claims" about diet products with links or codes to buy.

But as with any new content policy, the devil is in the details. Facebook is drawing the (albeit fuzzy) line for the policy around posts that are clearly meant to generate sales of the product. How egregiously promotional a post has to be to fall under the policy is not yet clear, meaning the products and services could still have a strong presence on the platforms, if they're careful about wording. Read more...

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