Facebook-owned app promises changes to better shield users from self-harm images

Instagram will introduce “sensitivity screens” to hide images of self-harm, in an attempt to protect young people who use the site, the app’s head has announced.

Adam Mosseri, who took over Instagram after the app’s founders departed suddenly in 2018, has promised a series of changes following the death of British teen Molly Russell, whose parents believe she took her own life after being exposed to graphic images of self-harm and suicide on Instagram and Pinterest.

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