As a result of the new controversies of Facebook and its different social networks, Mark Zuckerberg’s company is introducing a new measure to protect children on Instagram, which basically consists of stopping using the application.
Right now being on Facebook is the same as being in the eye of the hurricane, in the center of the tornado. Because for a year everything that surrounds the company and its services is cursed (the failure of the servers could also be a sign).
And it is not for having built the offices on top of an Indian cemeteryNone of this is due to the fact that they have been creating and developing services for years that are, apparently, detrimental to everyone’s health, but especially to that of the youngest.
For this reason, and with the very recent complaints about the toxicity of its algorithm, on Facebook they have come to the fore to announce what will be the new measures that want to solve these problems.
Regarding Instagram, which is the service on which they have spoken the most, Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs at Facebook, commented that they are working on a feature that will measure the time teens spend watching certain content and, if this is not recommended, they will be advised to look at other types of publications.
The way they will do it has not been explained, but most likely, within the personalized related content, the app will start showing healthier posts or friendly to the user, away from those that can be harmful.
In addition to this change in the algorithm, Instagram is going to launch a new feature called “take a break”, which will be a recommendation that they will make to young people who have been using the app for too long.
This message, despite being nothing new, intends that the youngest in the house who are becoming addicts can stop before it is too late. Although without more data it is difficult to believe that a mere message will really work.
Currently there have been no launch dates for either of these two features, but they come just when Facebook has decided to reverse its Instagram Kids project, so it is possible that within the offices it is taking a real power struggle.