Up next on @CNNSitRoom: new details on how Instagram’s own algorithms promote accounts glorifying eating disorders.
Thank you @HopeVirgo for such a brilliant chat today on your Instagram live. I know Instagram is down at the moment & I cant share, but head over as soon as its back up and running to see our open & honest chat about #eatingdisorders & @SeedSupportUK I'm in your corner Hope!♥🌱
.@SenBlumenthal’s office faked Instagram account to study app's affect on teens Within a day of creating the account, he said the platform began serving the fake account content promoting eating disorders and self-harm. www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/blumenthal-s-office-posed-girl-fake-instagram-account-study-app-n1280478
Watching the Instagram/Facebook teen mental health hearing and Blumenthal starts off talking about an experiment his own office ran to see what Instagram would recommend if they posed as a 13-year-old girl who followed accounts associated with eating disorders. pic.twitter.com/D7OyI8vJwo