Instagram To Restrict Posts On Cosmetic Surgery & Fat Loss Products

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Facebook-owned Instagram has decided to restrict people under the age of 18 from viewing posts that promote cosmetic surgery and weight-loss products.

These posts will be hidden for underage users from Facebook as well, a statement from Instagram said.

“We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone who uses it and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometime feel as a result of social media,” the statement said.

The statement also said that Instagram will completely remove posts if it “makes a miraculous claim about certain diet or weight loss products, and is linked to a commercial offer such as a discount code”.