Instagram will tell teens to ‘take a break’ for their mental health

Instagram will be introducing measures to “nudge” teenage users away from potentially harmful content, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs said on Sunday, as well as hinting for younger users to “take a break” from the app for their own wellbeing.

In the wake of a bad week for Facebook, and amid rising criticism, the social network has let on that it will be doing more to protect some of its users. Facebook global affairs VP and former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg explained some of the inbound changes that could potentially help teenage users.”We’re going to introduce something which I think will make a considerable difference, which is where our systems see that the teenager is looking at the same content over and over again, and it’s content which may not be conducive to their well-being, we will nudge them to look at other content,” Clegg said to CNN.

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