Instagram will have new rules for cosmetic surgery and weight-loss products posts
Date: 20 – September – 2019
Instagram is trying to make the platform a positive place for everyone and informed that will have new community guidelines related to cosmetic procedures and weight-loss products, these rules will apply to posts related to either of the mentioned topics that have a price or an incentive to buy on them, these posts will be hidden from users under 18 years, furthermore any content with “miraculous” claims about losing weight or diets and that is linked to a commercial offer like a discount code will be removed.
Emma Collins, Instagram’s public policy manager said:
“We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone that uses it.”
This new policy comes as a response to the criticisms inspired by actress and body positivity campaigner Jameela Jamil, who has criticized high profile influencers like Khloé Kardashian for posting on social media about diet products.
* Post related to weight-loss products or cosmetic procedures will have an age restriction.
* Diet or weight–loss products with a “miraculous” claim that have a commercial offer as a discount code will be REMOVED.