Instagram is planning on reducing the reach of posts that are borderline violations of the company’s community guidelines.
Basically, Instagram is targeting content that gets a little to close to crossing the line without really going over it.
Instagram is going to do this by not spreading these types of post by not recommending them in the Explore feed and while browsing hashtags.
The company states:
“We have begun reducing the spread of posts that are inappropriate but do not go against Instagram’s Community Guidelines, limiting those types of posts from being recommended on our Explore and hashtag pages.”
If a user is following the account that posted the content, it will will still appear in their feed.
According to Instagram’s announcement, “inappropriate” content includes sexually suggestive posts.
There weren’t any other details that were provided in the blog post. It seems that there isn’t any guidelines on borderline content in any Instagram documentation.
Specifics were found in a TechCrunch report, who attended the event where this news was announced in person.
The report states:
“The company specified that violent, graphic/shocking, sexually suggestive, misinformation and spam content can be deemed “non-recommendable” and therefore won’t appear on Explore or hashtag pages.”