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Instagram is finally bringing back chronological feeds in 2022

For years, Instagram has insisted that its algorithmic feed is better than a chronological one. Ever since the latter was abandoned in 2016, many users have clamored for a return to the simplicity of yore. It seems these people might finally get their wish come next year. Speaking at a Senate hearing, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Instagram is “currently working on a version of a chronological feed that we hope to launch next year,” within the first quarter of 2022, and that he supports “givi...
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Instagram Head Grilled by Senate at Hearing on Teen Safety Online

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri took the hot seat earlier today at a U.S. Senate hearing on Instagram's impact on teens. The hearing was spurred in part by documents released by whistleblower Frances Haugen alleging Facebook has done research about the harm it inflicts on the mental health of young girls but has done little...
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Instagram is working to bring back your chronological feed

Instagram head Adam Mosseri.Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Instagram is bringing back its chronological feed, which it got rid of in 2016. The app has been using an engagement-based ranking, which has become controversial. The algorithm has been found to prioritize divisiveness, violence, and misinformation. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said the app is bringing back the option of a chronologically-ordered feed, which it ditched in 2016.During a congressional hearing about protecting ki...
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Instagram Reintroducing Chronological Feed Option in 2022

Instagram is planning to reintroduce a version a chronological feed option in 2022, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said today in a Senate panel on teen safety (via Engadget). "We're currently working on a version of a chronological feed that we hope to launch next year," Mosseri said, explaining that Instagram believes in giving people more control over how they view content. Such a feature has apparently been in the works "for months" with Instagram targeting a launch in the first quarter of 2...
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Instagram plans to bring back chronological feed next year, top exec says

Instagram head Adam Mosseri testified for the first time before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday as lawmakers question the app's impact on the mental health of younger users.
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Instagram head faces questions from lawmakers over app's impact on kids

Instagram head Adam Mosseri is set to testify for the first time before a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday as lawmakers question the app's impact on the mental health of younger users.
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Instagram head testifies before Congress

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is testifying today at a Senate subcommittee hearing about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users. Follow here for live updates.
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Instagram's Boss Faces Congress' Questions on Harm To Teens

The head of Instagram will find himself in Congress' crosshairs for the first time Wednesday in the one area lawmakers have shown they are willing to pass tech regulations -- protecting youngsters online. From a report: Republicans and Democrats have found common ground in grilling tech companies on how their products harm children, especially after revelations in The Wall Street Journal about Instagram's potential harm to the mental health of teen girls. Instagram head Adam Mosseri will testify...
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Instagram CEO Urges Industry Body on Best Practices for Kids Online

(Reuters) - Instagram head Adam Mosseri will call on Wednesday for an industry body to determine best practices to help keep young people safe...
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Instagram CEO to Appear Before Senate Panel

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday as the company faces scrutiny over the potential detrimental impact its photo-sharing social media platform has on young people.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Hello, world. AWS had a major outage yesterday, and the head of Instagram unveiled new child-protection features ahead of his testimony before Congress today.Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. LISBON, PORTUGAL - 2021/11/02: AWS, Amazon Web Services logo exhibition zone, seen during day two of the Web Summit in Lisbon. This is one of the largest technology conferences in the world and also a mee...
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Instagram unveils its ‘ stricter approach ‘ to keep teens safe

On the eve of a Senate subcommittee hearing, the platform shares plans for taking a ‘stricter approach’ to content it shows users under 18 Among the measures, the popular photo-sharing service will be implementing tools to help users take breaks, or view new topics if they’ve been dwelling on one thing for too long, said Instagram head Adam Mosseri in a blog post. Instagram will send notifications to teens after they’ve been using the app for 20 minutes to suggest they activate Take a Break rem...
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Instagram's algorithm directly connects teens to 'drug dealers selling everything from opioids to party drugs,' researchers say

Instagram promoted hashtags related to the buying of illegal substances to users as young as 13, according to new research.KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/Getty Images Instagram recommended hashtags related to illegal drugs to teenagers as young as 13, researchers at the Tech Transparency Project found.  "The platform's algorithms helped the underage accounts connect directly with drug dealers selling everything from opioids to party drugs," the researchers said. Instagram has faced increased scrutiny...
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Instagram will suggest you 'take a break' if it notices you've been scrolling too long

Uwe Krejci/Getty Images Instagram will start suggesting you take a break if you're scrolling for too long. The feature is one of many announced today to protect young users' mental health. Instagram has faced sweeping backlash after internal research showed it knew it can harm kids. Instagram is trying to help you take a break from scrolling for hours on its platform.In a Tuesday blog post, CEO Adam Mosseri announced the roll-out of "Take a Break," a new feature that will ask users to...
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More than 300 scientists have told Mark Zuckerberg they want access to Meta's internal research on child and teen mental health because it doesn't meet scientific standards

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan An international coalition of over 300 scientists published an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg on Monday. They demanded access to Meta's research on how Facebook and Instagram affect child and teen mental health. Leaked internal research found that Instagram could cause body image issues among teen girls. An international coalition of more than 300 scientists working in the fields of psychology, technology, and health have published an open l...
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Instagram Details Several Updates, Tests Aimed at Boosting Teen Safety on Its Platform

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri prepared some early talking points for his scheduled testimony before Congress this week on the platform's teen safety issues, detailing several updates on that front in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Mosseri wrote in a blog post, "We'll be taking a stricter approach to what we recommend to teens...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Monday, folks. Today we're diving into Twitter's decision to replace CEO Jack Dorsey, and the Tesla Cybertruck's wild features.Shall we?If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Jack Dorsey co-founder and chairman of Twitter and co-founder and CEO of Square.Joe Raedle/Getty Images 1. Behind the scenes of Jack Dorsey's resignation. Activist investor Elliott Management set out to oust Dorsey in 2020, an...
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Instagram Head to Testify Before U.S. Senate Panel on 'Protecting Kids Online'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Instagram head Adam Mosseri will testify on Dec. 8 at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on "protecting kids online," the...
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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...
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Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, to testify before US Congress amid probes on platform’s impact on young users

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, will be testifying before the US Congress as criticism mounts over concerns related to the safety of young users on the platform. The Instagram chief highlighted a series of features and updates that the Meta-owned photo-sharing platform has introduced for the safety of young users, emphasizing parental controls apart from changes such as making young teens’ accounts private by default and restricting the kinds of ads they see. The platform has been under th...
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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 ...
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Instagram head Adam Mosseri to testify before Congress amid mounting criticism over child safety

Instagram head Adam Mosseri's testimony in December will be the first by a top Meta executive since a whistleblower leaked documents to lawmakers.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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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...
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Instagram head to testify in Senate hearing about the platform's impact on kids

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is set to testify in a Senate subcommittee hearing in early December about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users following months of scrutiny on the issue.
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Instagram head to testify before Senate subcommittee about the platform's impact on kids

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, is set to testify in a Senate subcommittee hearing in early December about the platform's potentially harmful impact on younger users following months of scrutiny on the issue.
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Instagram Adds Rage Shake Feature for Mobile Users Experiencing Issues

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri introduced two new features in a video on the platform: Rage Shake, which enables users to shake their smartphones to report issues with the application, and the ability to delete single items from carousel posts containing at least three images or videos. View this post on Instagram A post shared...
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Instagram is late to the ‘rage shake’ party

Another day, another Snapchat feature lands up on Instagram. The Meta-owned app has now implemented a ‘rage shake’ feature that lets you shake your phone to report a bug. Last night, Instagram‘s chief, Adam Mosseri, announced this feature alongside another one that will let you delete a specific photo from a carousel. Pretty neat. You can watch the feature in action in the video below from the 55-second mark. You can also turn the toggle off so you don’t accidentally land on the bug reporting pa...
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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]
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Instagram Begins Testing Feature That Reminds Users to ‘Take a Break’

Instagram began testing a Take a Break feature this week, enabling users to receive in-application break reminders after the specific period of time they set. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in an Instagram post, "When you receive a break reminder, we'll suggest that you close Instagram and provide expert-backed tips on what you can...
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Scammer fooled Instagram into believing its own boss is dead by sending them a fake obituary

Instagram locked the head of the platform out of his own account after a scammer sent a fake obituary claiming Adam Mosseri had passed away. Instagram will thereafter prevent anyone logging into a memorialized account and making changes to photos and will slap the word ‘Remembering’ next to the profile’s name. The scammer shared with Motherboard their e-mail exchange with Instagram’s tech support team, in which they appear to have all too easily passed off a fake obituary in the name of Adam Mo...
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