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Meta Will Hide Self-Harm and Eating Disorder Content From Teenage Users

Meta will restrict content related to suicide, self-harm and eating disorders from teen users as part of an update to youth safety and privacy policies, the company announced Tuesday.

The content restriction update expands on Meta’s policy that barred recommendations of content about suicide, self-harm and eating disorders in teen users’ reels and explore pages. Content about those topics will now be hidden for teens to view in their feeds and stories, even when it is shared by an account the user follows, according to Meta’s blog post.

If a teen user searches for terms related to restricted topics, they will be directed to expert resources for help.

Read the source article at The Hill

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