In an effort to make Instagram a safer place for young users, the photo sharing processor will now introduce a feature that pushes teens away from harmful content and encourages them to ‘relax’. According to a news agency report ReutersThe new features were announced by Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president of global affairs.
Interestingly, the announcement came just days after Facebook employee turned into a whistleblower, making shocking claims that Facebook was harming young people.
Clegg told CNN, “We’m going to introduce something that I think will make a significant difference, and that’s where our systems see a young person looking at the same content over and over again, and it’s not good for the content. We’ll push them to look at other content.”
In addition, he revealed that the company is working on a feature that asks young people to retire from the stage. However, the company did not provide a specific deadline when it planned to introduce new features.
Earlier this month, Instagram discontinued its plan to introduce children to users under the age of 13, facing severe backlash from child protection lawyers.
Meanwhile, former employee Haugan, who became a whistleblower, testified before the Senate committee about his experience on Facebook, and he called on Congress to take drastic action against the social media company that allegedly created a toxic environment for teenagers on Instagram.