Adam Mosseri lists the progress done by Instagram
Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram listed the progress they have made so far in and the road ahead in regards to the equity work being done by the organisation in a blogpost. Acknowledging the fact that people are turning to Instagram to raise awareness for the racial, civic and social causes they care about.
The blog post includes many key things such as
1: New equity team
Equity team, which will focus on better understanding and addressing the bias in product development and people’s experiences on Instagram.
2: Harassment and hate
The platform will not be disabling any account that makes them as soon as they are made aware, rather than just removing the content. Instagram is also expanding comment warnings to include comments in Live, where people will be asked to reconsider comments that might be offensive before they’re posted.
Notability, which is measured through press articles about a person applying for verification, is an important criterion and thus, Instagram has expanded the list to include more Black, LGBTQ+, and Latinx media.