"We want Instagram to be a friendly place for everyone and our latest changes are tergo expressions. We want to reduce the broad-based pressure exerted on social media by young people.", said Emma Collins in a press release. The website users will also find tools that will help report cases of circumventing the website's regulations by not marking sponsored content.
The first celebrities already realized that the range of their posts has decreased. People like Iggy Azalea, Khloé Kardashian and Perez Hilton regularly upload sponsored material that has now been censored. There are plenty of examples of posts published on Twitter after the Instagram changes.
Wow that was fast. This Kim Kardashian flat tummy shake post from January is now only accessible if you're logged into Instagram and listed as over-18. pic.twitter.com/67rEv4uqpJ
– Ryan Broderick (@broderick) September 18, 2019
Probably this year similar changes will be hosted on Facebook. It is not known, however, how they will look in practice in this place.