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Instagram, on Friday announced the removal of images related to self-injury. The move was made after British Health Secretary Matt Hancock met social media company on more action to address mentally ill teenagers using their platform.

 

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British teenager Molly Russell was found dead in her room in 2017.

 

The 14-year-old suicide, and Instagram’s account Russell reportedly revealed he was following accounts related to depression and suicide.

 

“It’s encouraging to see that such a decision is taken to try to protect children from harassing content on Instagram.

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“It’s now a problem for social media to take action to recognize their responsibility to consumers if the internet wants to be a safe place for the young and weak,” said the teenager’s father, Ian Russell.

 

Changes to content regulations hurt themselves at Instagram following a comprehensive assessment of experts and academics around the world on youth, mental health, and suicide, according to its chief executive, Adam Mosseri.

 

 

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