Incidents Harmed By

Incident 3821 Report
Instagram's Exposure of Harmful Content Contributed to Teenage Girl’s Suicide


Instagram was ruled by a judge to have contributed to the death of a teenage girl in the UK allegedly through its exposure and recommendation of suicide, self-harm, and depressive content.


Incident 5831 Report
Instagram Algorithms Allegedly Promote Accounts Facilitating Child Sex Abuse Content


An investigation disclosed that Instagram's recommendation algorithms are promoting accounts that facilitate and sell child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The study, conducted by The Wall Street Journal and researchers at Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, indicates that Instagram's algorithms not only allow for the discovery of such accounts through keyword searches but also actively recommend them to users within the network. The issue is especially concerning given Instagram's popularity among teenagers.


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