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European privacy laws to blame for continued self-harm content, says Instagram

Content that breaks Instagram’s own rules on promoting and glamourising eating disorders and self-injury can still be found on the platform, an investigation has revealed.

But Instagram’s head of policy for Europe and the Middle East, Tara Hopkins, said:

“In the EU and the UK, we use image-based technology to find graphic self-harm… outside the EU, we’re able to use a more sophisticated range of technology. [..] There are questions about whether this more sophisticated technology is allowed under GDPR, because it’s considered to be potentially making a judgement on someone’s mental health.”

Source: European privacy laws to blame for continued self-harm content, says Instagram

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