Instagram to remove self harm content after teenager committed suicide

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One of the leading social media application, Instagram  has vowed to remove all graphic images of self-harm on the platform after a dad said the app ‘helped kill’ his daughter.

Molly Russell, 14, who took her own life in 2017, watched graphic footage of self-harm on the social media platform before her death, her family found. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri told the BBC: ‘We’re going to change our policy to not allow any graphic images of self-harm.’

He said the move will ‘take some time’ but that the company was ‘committed on doing it’.

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