Digital Desk, San Francisco. Facebook-owned Instagram has announced that it will soon introduce new tools to protect teens from harmful content. Whistleblower Frances Hogen told the US Congress last week that Instagram could have a negative impact on the mental health of adolescents.
On CNN’s State of the Union show on Sunday, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said the photo-sharing platform will introduce a Take a Break feature and protect teens from harmful content.
Clegg said, “We’re going to introduce something that I think will make a big difference, where our systems will see that teens are watching the same content over and over again, which is not conducive to their well-being. Will inspire you to see things.
However, it is not yet known when this tool will be introduced. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post that Hogen’s claims about the social network’s negative impacts on society are unfounded.