Instagram to remove self harm content after teenager committed suicide

The Facebook-owned app’s policy currently relies on users to report graphic images, but the platform is now looking into new technology to solve the problem.

Mr Mosseri added: ‘Historically, we have allowed content related to self-harm that’s “admission” because people sometimes need to tell their story – but we haven’t allowed anything that promoted self-harm.’

The BBC reporter asked if Mr Mosseri should resign if self-harm content still shows up on the platform in six months, and he replied: ‘I will certainly have a long thought about how well I am doing in the role that I’m in.’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock will also meet Instagram officials on Thursday to understand how it is tackling harmful online content.

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Source: tsb.com.ng

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