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Our Commitment to Lead the Fight Against Online Bullying

Our mission is to connect you with the people and things you love, which only works if people feel comfortable expressing themselves on Instagram. We know bullying is a challenge many face, particularly young people. We are committed to leading the industry in the fight against online bullying, and we are rethinking the whole experience…

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By Working Together, We Can Win Against Hate

By Sheryl Sandberg — Chief Operating Officer at Facebook The terrorist attacks in Christchurch were an act of pure evil. All of us at Facebook stand with the victims, their families, the Muslim community, and all of New Zealand. It is deeply tragic when people face violence because of who they are and what they…

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Changes We’re Making to Do More to Support and Protect the Most Vulnerable People who Use Instagram

At Instagram, nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people in our community. Over the past month we have seen that we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide, and that we need to do more to keep the most vulnerable people who use Instagram safe. That’s…

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#SaferInternetDay

The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day is “Together for a better internet.” We couldn’t agree more, and want to do our part by making sure you know about all the tools available to keep yourself safe, and how to look out for one another on Instagram. For more information about each feature, visit…

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Reducing Inauthentic Activity on Instagram

Recently, we’ve seen accounts use third-party apps to artificially grow their audience. Every day people come to Instagram to have real experiences, including genuine interactions. It is our responsibility to ensure these experiences aren’t disrupted by inauthentic activity. Starting today, we will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps…

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New Tools to Limit Bullying and Spread Kindness on Instagram

There is no place for bullying on Instagram. If people see that kind of hurtful behavior on our platform, they can report it, and we remove any content that violates our guidelines. But online bullying is complex, and we know we have more work to do to further limit bullying and spread kindness on Instagram….

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A New Resource For the Parents of Teens on Instagram

We know many parents and guardians think about what their teens are doing online, and we feel a great responsibility to make sure Instagram is a positive place for them to connect and share. That’s why we’ve created A Parent’s Guide, a new resource for parents with teens who use Instagram. We’ve always been focused…

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New Tools to Help Keep Instagram Safe

I want to share an update on three important steps we’re taking to continue to keep Instagram — and our community of one billion — safe. First, we’re announcing a new feature to help you evaluate the authenticity of accounts with large followings on Instagram; we’re also launching a global verification form for notable public…

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Issue affecting access to Instagram accounts

We are aware that some people are having difficulty accessing their Instagram accounts. As we investigate this issue, we wanted to share the below guidance to help keep your account secure: If you received an email from us notifying you of a change in your email address, and you did not initiate this change –…

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New Tools to Manage Your Time on Instagram and Facebook

Ameet Ranadive, Product Management Director at Instagram David Ginsberg, Director of Research at Facebook Today we are announcing new tools to help people manage their time on Instagram and Facebook: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications. We developed these tools based on collaboration and inspiration from leading mental…

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