Instagram is going to look more strictly at posts about diet products and cosmetic surgery, the company said Wednesday in The Guardian . Stricter rules will also apply to Facebook, the parent company of Instagram.
Messages alerting users to weight loss products or cosmetic procedures will no longer be visible to people under the age of 18 if the message encourages users to buy or includes a retail price.
Messages in which products for miracle remedies are treated in the same way are also deleted from Instagram. This is, for example, a message in which a weight loss product is recommended in combination with a discount code.
At the beginning of this year, the Kardashian family came under fire for promoting dietary products on social media. The reality stars would put away diet tea as a panacea by not mentioning that they use a dietitian and omitting a personal trainer, critics say.