Instagram, steps up messaging features by disseminating meaningful newsfeeds on Covid-19 outbreak, to ensure timely delivery of information to users.
Critical information regarding the state of the coronavirus pandemic now appears at the top of Instagram’s news notifications. Although the action may seem insignificant, the aggressive sharing of useful and socially responsible information will prove useful in helping prevent the spread of the Covid-19 throughout the globe.
The related Instagram announcement states:
“To help people get relevant and up-to-date resources, we will start showing more information from WHO and local health ministries at the top of Instagram’s Feed in some countries.”
Ban on Covid-19 Posts with AR Filters and Stories w/ Misleading Content
Instagram as a widely used social media platform has also taken serious actions by culling content pertaining to the pandemic. Only those developed in collaboration with recognized health organizations will be given importance.
The site’s search tool will no longer make it easy for searchers to access Covid-19 posts created with augmented reality (AR) effects. Such posts are regarded by many as insensitive, as they seemingly make light of the outbreak’s impact; notwithstanding that the global death toll related to the virus has been rising continuously.
Inasmuch as some Instagram Stories also contain misleading information that only heighten anxiety over the global problem, Instagram’s actions include making its search tool unresponsive to searches for stories that convey claims about treatments, cure or methods of combatting the novel corona virus.