Instagram has put an age limit on cosmetic and diet posts

trending 20/09/2019

Instagram has announced that they are now placing an age restriction on posts that promote weight loss or cosmetic procedures. Think skinny teas, flat stomach shakes and lip injections. 

The new ban will not only affect your Instagram feed but your Facebook as well. Users that are known to be under 18 won't be able to see the Kardashians promoting weight loss products and similar posts. Under 18s also will be blocked from viewing posts that include a price or any incentive to buy. 

Emma Collins, the public policy manager for Instagram, released a statement on Wednesday about how they are dealing with the influencer industry and the ways they market products on social. 

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, 

Instagram also wants people to report content that they believe may be violating these new rules, and they could be taken down too.