Instagram favors pedophilia among its contents, connect users who sell images and videos of a sexual nature of minors with people who buy themaccording to recent research.
He The Wall Street Journal newspaper and researchers from Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (both in the United States) They came to this conclusion after analyzing the platform’s recommendation systems..
Specifically, the analysts determined that Instagram not only hosts these activities of a pedophile nature, but that their algorithms promote them: connect pedophiles with sellers of this type of content through recommendation systems.
In fact, found that the platform allowed to these individuals search tags or explicit ‘hashtags’ such as #pedowhore (pedophile) and #preteensex (preadolescent sex), which connected them to accounts that used these terms to sell videos and images of this type.
another of the key takeaways of this research is how sellers of pedophile content offer to other usersthat this newspaper names as ‘menus’that is, that distribute content on demand.
“Some menus include the price of videos of children harming themselves and images of minors performing sexual acts with animals”, stressed from the Observatory from Stanford Internet, which they even suggest that dealers of this material they offered “meetings” in person with these minors.
After communicate the results to Metaowner of the platform, it recognized that “child exploitation is a horrible crime” and? he was “continuously investigating” ways to actively defend against this behavior.
Likewise, the company claimed to have eliminated 27 pedophile ringsand that, since receiving the conclusions of this study, blocked “thousands of ‘hashtags’ that sexualize children, some of them with millions of posts”. Also restricted systems recommendations that introduce videos and images of adolescents and children of a sexual nature.
Finally, He stressed that he also focused the focus in preventing their systems recommend that adults potentially pedophiles manage to connect with each other and interact with the content of others.
It should be remembered that Instagram is not the only social network to which I know accused of distributing content of a sexual nature carried out by minors, since this same Observatory determined that Twitter had maintained pedophile content labeled as prohibited material for months.
Instagram insists on its transparency
The results of this research they arrived a few days later that him Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, will explain in deep the operation of the platform with the in order to promote transparency and so that both users as creators Take control of your experience on the social network.
Through a blog post, He commented on how each of his tabs worked (Feed, Stories, Explore, Reels and Search), insisting that to define interests of the users take into account factors such as content waves accounts that follow or what they like or what other people they interact with.
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Finally indicated that they were testing a new system for the ones users can decide what they want to see morewith buttons like ‘I’m interested’ and ‘I’m not interested’ and pointed out that the Users will also be able to proactively hide the suggested posts that contain words they don’t want to hear.