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Adam Mosseri vs Congress: Why the Senate believes Instagram is bad for kids

Instagram is in the crosshairs of Congress. The social app’s chief, Adam Mosseri, is expected to testify before a Senate panel in the week of December 6. Mosseri will appear as part of a series of hearings about online safety for kids, The New York Times reports. The hearing will be led by Senator Richard Blumenthal, who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection. “After bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts, we want to hear straight from the company’s leadership w...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Congress, Senate, New York Times, Insider, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Commerce, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Plugged


Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, as lawmakers seek answers on child safety

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to testify before Congress for the first time, on child safety, the NYT reports. His scheduled appearance comes after a backlash over internal research leaked by the Facebook whistleblower. The research found that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teen girls. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri is to appear before Congress for the first time, to answer questions about child safety on ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Children, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, New York Times, The Times, Meta, Times, Richard Blumenthal, Adam, Blumenthal, Tech Insider


The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expected to appear before a Senate panel during the week of Dec. 6 as part of a series of hearings on protecting children online, said Senator Richard Blumenthal, who will lead the hearing. Mr. Mosseri's appearance follows hearings this year with Antigone Davis, the global head of safety for Meta, the pare...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Tech, Connecticut, Davis, Meta, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Blumenthal, Instagram and Facebook, Commerce Committee, Antigone Davis, Adam Mosseri


Rage shake your phone to report a problem : Instagram

This feature will give Instagram feedback that will help it prioritize bug fixes, Instagram head Mosseri said. When you have a photo carousel open in the app, go to the three dots menu at the top right, hit edit, swipe to the photo you want to get rid of, and you’ll see a delete icon in the top left that will let you remove it from the carousel. The carousel feature is iOS only for now, but all US Instagram users can rage shake right away, regardless of platform. [Via]
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Mosseri, US Instagram


Instagram starts testing ‘Take a Break’ feature to encourage healthy App usage.

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri on Wednesday announced the test for the long-awaited feature. As Mosseri described in an accompanying video, when a user opts into the feature, it encourages them to take a break from Instagram after they spend a certain duration of time on the app at 10, 20, or 30-minute intervals. Instagram has worked with third-party experts for advice on what tips to offer and how to frame taking a break, Mosseri said. [Via]
Tags: Business, News, Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


The head of Instagram was briefly locked out of his account after he was falsely reported as dead

Adam Mosseri speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The head of Instagram was briefly locked out of his account after he was falsely reported as dead. A scammer said they "memorialized" Mosseri's Instagram by creating a fake obituary, Vice reported. It's one way scammers can get users banned from social media, a service some people pay for. Instagram head Adam Mosseri was briefly locked out of his ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Meta, San Jose California, Justin Sullivan Getty, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Scammer, Mosseri, Hannah Towey, Syenrai


Instagram boss says it feels like a 'snow day' as the Facebook outage reportedly brings work to a grinding halt

Several Facebook apps appeared to suffer an outage on Monday. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Every Facebook-owned app appears to be down in a widespread outage, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook employees and social media managers have taken to Twitter to declare Monday a "snow day." Instagram's boss replied "it does feel like a snow day" to a tweet that said, "Instagram should stay offline forever." See more stories on Insider's business page. Insta...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, The New York Times, Outage, WhatsApp Facebook, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Ryan Mac, Rafael Henrique, Hannah Towey


Facebook's own research showed Instagram to be toxic for teens, which it denies - then it pulled Instagram Kids anyway

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about themselves, Facebook researchers reportedly found. Facebook repudiated the findings of its own research in a blog post published over the weekend. Then, Instagram announced it is pausing work on its Instagram Kids app. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook has spent the past week doing damage control after a series of Wall Street Journal reports revealed damning ev...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Trends, Research, Analysis, Nick Clegg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Notably Facebook


Instagram says it's putting a hold on its 'Instagram Kids' project for under-13s, citing backlash

Instagram head Adam Mosseri. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram announced Monday it's pausing its project to build an Instagram for under-13s. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said the project, Instagram Kids, leaked too early. He also cited public backlash following a report on research into Instagram's effect on teenage girls. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram is putting a hold on its project to build a special version of its platform for under-...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Kids, News, Instagram, Washington, US, Trends, Tech News, Teenagers, Nick Clegg, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Tweens, Democratic, Facebook Instagram


Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security


Instagram Boss Says Social Media is Like Cars: People Are Going To Die

An anonymous reader shares a report: Adam Mosseri isn't doing Facebook any favors. The head of Instagram was interviewed on the Recode Media podcast this week following a damning series of articles in the Wall Street Journal based on leaked internal Facebook documents. In the interview with host Peter Kafka, Mosseri attempted to defend the negative effects his platform has on its users by comparing social media to cars. The gist of his argument? Some people are just going to get run over, and th...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Kafka, Adam Mosseri, Recode Media, Mosseri, Instagram Boss Says Social Media, Peter Kafka Mosseri


In the wake of recent racist attacks, Instagram rolls out more anti-abuse features

Instagram today is rolling out a set of new features aimed at helping people protect their accounts from abuse, including offensive and unwanted comments and messages. The company will introduce tools for filtering abusive direct message (DM) requests as well as a way for users to limit other people from posting comments or sending DMs during spikes of increased attention — like when going viral. In addition, those who attempt to harass others on the service will also see stronger warnings again...
Tags: Social, Apps, England, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Software, United Kingdom, Computing, Machine Learning, Mobile Software, Like Button, DMS, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Private Message


Facebook says some misinformation and racism will 'inevitably' always exist on its platforms

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Reuters/Erin Scott Facebook's CEO said moderating content is like fighting crime. Instagram's leader similarly said that some racism will "inevitably" exist online. Their comments show that Facebook may never fully weed out harmful content on its platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Facebook executives on Thursday addr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Selena Gomez, Biden, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, House Financial Services Committee


Instagram confirms test of new anti-harassment tool, Limits, designed for moments of crisis

Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed the company is testing a new feature called “Limits,” which would give users the ability to temporary lock down their accounts when they’re being targeted by a flood of harassment. The announcement of the new feature was made today during a video where Mosseri condemned the recent racism that took place on Instagram’s platform following the Euro 2020 final, and noted the company was working on improvements to both internal and customer-facing tools to help a...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, England, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Mit, Emoji, Adam Mosseri, Matt Navarra, Mosseri, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka Marcus Rashford


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #545

Instagram declares it’s no longer a photo-sharing app In a recent post, Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri declared that the platform is “no longer a photo-sharing app”; instead, it will be focusing its efforts on improving the user experience around entertainment and video. Mosseri also detailed some of the new features and experiments that Instagram has been working on – including outlining its four key areas of focus going forwards: Creators, Video, Shopping and Messaging. ...
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Instagram is 'No Longer a Photo-Sharing App,' Says Its Head

Instagram doesn't see itself as a platform where people go to share photos anymore. From a report: That's the main takeaway from a series of recent comments made by the head of the company, Adam Mosseri. "We're no longer a photo-sharing app or a square photo-sharing app," Mosseri said in a video he posted to his social media accounts this week. According to Mosseri, the main reason for that is that people come to Instagram "to be entertained," and it's not the only app that offers that in what i...
Tags: Instagram, Tech, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


Instagram Plans to Take on TikTok With Full-Screen Video Content

Instagram will start hosting full-screen videos as part of a major shakeup of the social platform, as the Facebook-owned company seeks to make itself more relevant in an era dominated by TikTok and YouTube. That's the major take-home from a video shared on Wednesday by Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram. In the video posted to his Instagram and Twitter account, Mosseri said that the social platform no longer wants to be thought of as the "square photo-sharing app," and will instead lean more...
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Instagram is developing its own version of Twitter’s Super Follow with ‘Exclusive Stories’

Instagram is building its own version of Twitter’s Super Follow with a feature that would allow online creators to publish “exclusive” content to their Instagram Stories that’s only available to their fans — access that would likely come with a subscription payment of some kind. Instagram confirmed the screenshots of the feature recently circulated across social media are from an internal prototype that’s now in development, but not yet being publicly tested. The company declined to share any sp...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Creators, Fans, Subscriptions, Clubhouse, NFT, Creative Tools, Adam Mosseri


Instagram CEO Says Facebook Will Help Users Get Around Apple's Cut of Transactions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook is setting its sights on the creator economy, hoping to allow millions of people to make a living off its family of apps. But the company wants to promote offline transactions between creators and companies in order to avoid Apple's 30% cut of in-app purchases, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Wednesday. "When there are digital transactions that happen on iOS, Apple insists that they take 30% of that. There's a very few number of exceptions...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnbc, Apple Facebook, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri


Instagram pushes back against 'The Algorithm' - because it tracks every action you take on the app using 'a variety of algorithms'

Instagram said "The Algorithm" does not determine what a user sees on their feed. Getty/Klaus Vedfelt Instagram said it does not use "The Algorithm" to determine the content on users' social media feed. In reality, Instagram says it has many different algorithms for Reels, Feed, and Explore. A non-profit recently reported Instagram recommended posts containing misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Instagram said there is no one algorithm it uses to determine ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Israel, Trends, Tech, Surveillance, Algorithm, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Allana Akhtar, Center for Countering Digital Hate, Getty Klaus Vedfelt Instagram


Facebook and Instagram will now allow users to hide ‘Like’ counts on posts

Facebook this week will begin to publicly roll out the option to hide Likes on posts across both Facebook and Instagram, following earlier tests beginning in 2019. The project, which puts the decision about Likes in the hands of the company’s global user base, had been in development for years, but was deprioritized due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the response work required on Facebook’s part, the company says. Originally, the idea to hide Like counts on Facebook’s social networks was focused o...
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Facebook Is Developing a Version of Instagram for Children Under 13

Facebook is developing a version of Instagram thats specifically aimed at children under 13, according to an internal company post (via BuzzFeed News). "I'm excited to announce that going forward, we have identified youth work as a priority for Instagram and have added it to our H1 priority list," Vishal Shah, Instagram's vice president of product, wrote on an employee message board on Thursday. "We will be building a new youth pillar within the Community Product Group to focus on two things: (...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, BuzzFeed News, Facebook Instagram, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Vishal Shah Instagram, Community Product Group


Instagram accidentally removed 'likes' for some users - here's what your posts will look like without them

happydancing/Shutterstock Instagram temporarily hid the likes counter for some users on Tuesday due to a bug. Adam Mosseri of Instagram announced the company would start hiding the number of likes on some US posts in 2019. Instagram had already experimented with removing likes in seven countries before that. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Some Instagram users were surprised to find like counts missing from the app on Tuesday due to a bug. The company has been test...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, Australia, US, Trends, Social Media, Likes, Tech, Cnn, New Zealand, Jack Dorsey, Social Media Analytics, Instagram Instagram, Adrienne


Influencers say Instagram Reels is fueling growth and new followers

Instagram; Samantha Lee/Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.When Instagram first came out with a TikTok copycat feature, it got mixed reviews, with some calling Reels a "dud."Creators weren't exactly going wild for the short-form video feature.But since posting Reels regularly, many creators have said the feature has become a secret weapon to supercharge their g...
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Instagram Lead Says He's Not Happy With Reels Yet, Might 'Consolidate' Video Formats

In an interview with The Verge's Decoder podcast, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, says he's "not yet happy" with the platform's TikTok competitor Reels. The Verge reports: "I'm not yet happy with it," he says. "We're growing both in terms of how much people are sharing and how much people are consuming, but we have a long way to go. And we have to be honest that TikTok is ahead." He went on to say the team is mostly focused on "table stakes" right now, and not honed in on how to differentia...
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Instagram Begins the Process of Bringing its Suicide, Self-Harm Detection Tech to the EU

Instagram will extend initiatives it has used outside of the European Union to proactively detect content related to suicide or self-harm to the EU, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a blog post. Mosseri said Instagram is in discussions with regulators and governments in the EU on ways to bring this technology to the...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Eu, European Union, Platforms, Adam Mosseri, Mosseri, Social Pro Daily


Inside the heated debate over TikTok rival Triller's user count

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.TikTok rival Triller has reported ever-increasing user numbers in the last year, but some former employees are wary of its figures.My colleague Dan Whateley spoke with six former Triller employees who pointed in particular to an October 2019 press release by t...
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Instagram's boss says that foreign adversaries are attempting to use social media to 'their own end' ahead of the 2020 presidential election

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach Instagram boss Adam Mosseri told Savannah Guthrie on "Today" that there are foreign adversaries trying to use social media to "their own end" ahead of the presidential election.  "There are definitely foreign adversaries who are trying to use the platforms, or platforms like Instagram, to their own end," Mosseri said. "We think of the election here in the US in 2020 as a huge test, not only for Instagram and Facebook, but for the ind...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, 2016 Election, Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger, Savannah Guthrie, Guthrie, Facebook It, Tech Insider, Adam Mosseri, 2020 Election


President Trump reportedly has approved the Oracle deal for TikTok’s US operations

President Donald Trump said has has given his stamp of approval “in concept” on the Oracle bid for the U.S. operations of the wildly popular social media app, TikTok, according to a report from Bloomberg. According to the Bloomberg report Trump said, “I have given the deal my blessing,” as he left the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday. “I approved the deal in concept,” Trump reportedly said. The spinout of TikTok’s U.S. operations from its parent company Byte...
Tags: TC, Texas, Technology, Instagram, White House, China, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Bloomberg, Companies, Software, United States, Telecommunications, Aclu, President


Instagram boss Adam Mosseri slams the Trump administration's TikTok ban, calling it 'quite bad for Instagram, Facebook, and the internet more broadly'

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri. Reuters Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, spoke out on Friday about the Trump administration's partial ban on TikTok.  "I've said this before, but a US TikTok ban would be quite bad for Instagram, Facebook, and the internet more broadly," Mosseri tweeted. While the ban may have a short-term benefit for Instagram — particularly after the introduction of its TikTok competitor, Reels, last month — the long-term costs outweigh those gains.  Following Mosseri's t...
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