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Instagram under fire over sexualised child images

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Instagram is failing to remove accounts that attract hundreds of sexualised comments for posting pictures of children in swimwear or partial clothing, even after they are flagged to it through the in-app reporting too...

David Beckham hands Instagram account to Ukrainian doctor in Kharkiv

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David Beckham has handed over control of his Instagram account to a Ukrainian doctor working in the city of Kharkiv. Throughout Sunday, the former footballer’s Instagram Stories were inundated with videos and photogra...

‘This is my life’: Russian influencers take stock after Instagram access blocked

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There was a solemn mood on the Instagram stories of Russia’s influenceri over the weekend, as they prepared to be disconnected from the social media app. “This [Instagram] is my life, this is my soul. This is what I h...

Russia to block Instagram after Meta relaxes stance on Putin hate speech

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Russia has moved to block Instagram after its parent company, Meta, said it would allow calls for violence against Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers involved in the invasion of Ukraine to appear on the social media ...

US boy with uncombable hair syndrome becomes Instagram hit

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Last summer, Katelyn Samples posted a picture of her youngest son, Locklan Samples, to Instagram. Then a stranger sent her a message. It asked if her then 10-month-old son had been diagnosed with uncombable hair syndr...

‘Instagram diplomacy’: concerns grow over Liz Truss’s publicly funded five photos a day

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When photographs appeared last week of a faux fur-clad Liz Truss in Moscow’s Red Square, it was impossible not to draw a comparison to an almost identical picture of Margaret Thatcher in Soviet Russia 35 years ago. Ye...

TV tonight: Erin Doherty’s thriller will make you think twice about Instagram scrolling

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This glossy thriller sets up the delightfully complex character of Becky (Erin Doherty), a bored temp who loves a scroll on social media. The mysterious Chloe (Poppy Gilbert, last seen being truly disturbing in Netfl...

Instagram disabled artist’s @metaverse handle after Facebook rebranded to Meta

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An Instagram user with the handle @metaverse last month found herself blocked from her account, which featured a decade of her life and work – after parent company Facebook changed its corporate name to Meta. On 28 Oc...

Instagram chief to testify as Congress scrutinizes platform’s impact on kids

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The head of Instagram will testify before US lawmakers on Wednesday about protecting kids online, in the latest congressional hearing scrutinizing the social media platform’s impact on young users. Instagram and its p...

Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat over safety concerns

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Lush has announced it is closing its accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok until the social media sites do a better job of protecting users from harmful content. The campaigning beauty retailer said it ...

‘We’re taking the man out of the myth’: the musical reclaiming Rumi from Instagram

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He is everywhere and nowhere. The words of Jalal al-Din Rumi are found on sunset images pasted on Instagram and coffee mugs sold on Etsy; his poems have been featured in recordings from Madonna and Coldplay and he is ...

Liz Truss hires Instagram guru to battle Sunak in Tory beauty contest

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When Liz Truss sought permission from No 10 to hire a “digital media special adviser” – AKA an Instagram guru – she became only the second cabinet minister to indulge the idea. The first, of course, was Rishi Sunak, w...

Instagram displays ad offering fake Covid vaccine certificates in Australia

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Instagram has displayed an ad promoting fake vaccination certificates in Australia at a time when New South Wales and Victoria are emerging from Covid lockdowns and requiring people to present proof of vaccination. Va...

Person charged with indecent exposure at LA spa after viral Instagram video

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Los Angeles authorities have charged a 52-year-old with indecent exposure at a popular Korean spa that was the subject of a viral Instagram post earlier this summer. The LA police department (LAPD) announced late on T...

Instagram blocks Elaine Thompson-Herah for posting videos of her own golds

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Instagram blocked Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah after the double Olympic champion shared footage of her victories in Tokyo. Thompson-Herah posted video of her family celebrating her golds in the 100m and 200m along ...

Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’

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Instagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage with fitness-related images towards a flood of weight-loss content, according to new research which aimed to recreate the experience of being a ...

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