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WHEN AN ABUSE OF AN OLD MAN BECOMES MINDLESS AND ATROCIOUS

Next time when you find out that your Instagram post has not gotten as much attention as expected, then you should first check if it contains a moral-violating content, writes Joy Imisi

Instagram, will henceforth not tolerate explicit content, especially anyone that contains either offensive or sexual-driven content. In summary, the Facebook-owned platform will now hide any post that is against moral standards and norms.
Instagram announced that it will start demoting content that doesn’t violate its Community Guidelines, but might be ‘inappropriate.’ The announcement says that posts that are ‘sexually suggestive’, ‘hurtful’, or ‘violent’ can be removed from discovery sections and hashtag pages.
The implication of the new development is that even some of the popular memes will no longer be allowed on the platform. Sometimes, some meme is just too damning, and while a poster intends to mock a target subject, it must have preached demoralization in some other ways. Also, posting a raunchy picture of yourself may now be far from been tolerated on the platform, as some users don’t even care about what is and what is not explicit. Once a post is found too prudish, then it will be deprived of visibility to a larger audience.
The photo-sharing company notes on its Help Center page that the ‘inappropriate content’ will only show up on your feed if you follow the account:
While some posts on Instagram may not go against our Community Guidelines, they might not be appropriate for our global community, and we’ll limit those types of posts from being recommended on Explore and hashtag pages. For example, a sexually suggestive post will still appear in Feed if you follow the account that posts it, but this type of content may not appear for the broader community in Explore and hashtag pages.
It’s also understandable that a privately owned company may want to portray its platform as wholesome and free of content that’s not appropriate for all audiences. But Instagram hasn’t issued clear guidelines to help creators understand whether any of their posts will be demoted.
Furthermore, there’s no way to tell as of now if the service is demoting your posts and limiting their reach. That could hurt those who run businesses and have large audiences as influencers on Instagram. We’ve asked the company for details, and we’ll update the post when there’s a response. How to deal with this situation is, however, still unclear, but Instagram‘s product lead for Discovery, Will Ruben, told a reliable source that it’s using a combination of machine learning and trained content moderators to label borderline content.
While the platform quite detests posts related to nudity, it has always had its policies strongly against it, however, users still manage to manipulate the idea behind that. Instagram states that nudity is only allowed if the photos show a nude sculptor or a painting, post-mastectomy scarring, or a woman breastfeeding. Now apart from the stated reasons, you will still find out that nudity is still being portrayed in the wrong ways.

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