Instagram to make the platform 'less-pressurised' environment: Ensured by the Instagram chief Adam Mosseri
- by Atithee-Apoorva
- May 03, 2019 10:51
Recently, at the web giant's annual F8 conference in San Jose, California, the Instagram chief has pledged to make the platform less pressurised. There had been constant complains about cyberbullying. That activity also included self-harming like eating disorders and committing suicide.
Hence, in order to make the platform a place with the less pressurizing environment, Instagram is implementing a few ways of which it is testing as projects in Canada. A major step is to remove the system of counting the number of likes and displaying it below. this somewhere creates an urge in the widely using teens and young adults to gain more likes, for which they tend to go any extent. Instagram is a picture sharing platform which has been accused to promote cyber-bullying and consisting of many unfiltered communities that somewhere or other, tends to self-harm.
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On this, the Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said, "We want people to worry a little bit less about how many likes they are getting on Instagram and spend a bit more time interacting with the people that they care about." Despite the number not anymore being totted up, it would still show who have liked your pictures. He has strongly stressed on the fact, "What we aspire to do – and this will take years – is to lead the fight against online bullying."
This step got intensive after Instagram was accused of the death of a 14-year-old British teenager, Molly Russel whose parent said, "Molly had become fixated on self-harm images on Instagram." Instagram would also make efforts in cleaning up the platform and would introduce 'nudging' features for the users whose comments and activities would be deemed offensive. Meanwhile, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg told the conference the site’s new focus would be on privacy. He insisted: ‘I believe the future is private.’
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