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This Is Disappearing From Your Instagram Screen as of Today

Best Life Logo By Kali Coleman of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: Social media has certainly connected us in so many ways, which has become especially important during these recent months of lockdowns and quarantining. But it's also come with a lot of problems, like the spread of misinformation, spamming, and bullying. We all know there is no subject matter where things get more tense on social media than politics, and many platforms have been trying to reduce the issues that arise around these fraught topics. The latest change? Instagram users may have noticed that the "Recent" feature on hashtag pages has just started disappearing from their app. Read on to find out why Instagram made the change, and for another pre-election precaution, find out why Walmart Just Pulled These Controversial Products From Their Shelves.Instagram announced on Oct. 29 that they have temporarily removed the "Recent" tab from hashtag pages in response to the upcoming United States general election on Nov. 3. "As we near the U.S. elections, we're making changes to make it harder for people to come across possible misinformation on Instagram," the company tweeted on Thursday night. "We're doing this to reduce the real-time spread of potentially harmful content that could pop up around the election."Before disabling the feature, Instagram allowed users to click on hashtags, and they would be sent to a page that showed a collection of posts that have used that hashtag, divided into two tabs: Top and Recent. The Recent tab featured all fresh content labeled with that hashtag, allowing users to spam strangers more easily.This move may not be surprising for some, as Instagram is owned by Facebook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke about his concerns in regards to civil unrest surrounding the election. "I'm worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or weeks to be finalized, there is a risk of civil unrest across the country," Zuckerberg said on Oct. 29 during a call to discuss Facebook's third-quarter earnings. "Given this, companies like ours need to go well beyond what we've done before."But this isn't Zuckerberg's first move to try to prevent his social media platforms from having a negative impact in regards to the election. For more recent moves Instagram and Facebook have made or plan to in light of the upcoming election, read on. And for another big shift from a company you depend on, check out how much Netflix Just Secretly Raised Your Subscription Cost.Read the original article on Best Life.

This Is Disappearing From Your Instagram Screen as of Today

Social media has certainly connected us in so many ways, which has become especially important during these recent months of lockdowns and quarantining. But it's also come with a lot of problems, like the spread of misinformation, spamming, and bullying. We all know there is no subject matter where things get more tense on social media than politics, and many platforms have been trying to reduce the issues that arise around these fraught topics. The latest change? Instagram users may have noticed that the "Recent" feature on hashtag pages has just started disappearing from their app. Read on to find out why Instagram made the change, and for another pre-election precaution, find out why Walmart Just Pulled These Controversial Products From Their Shelves.

Instagram announced on Oct. 29 that they have temporarily removed the "Recent" tab from hashtag pages in response to the upcoming United States general election on Nov. 3. "As we near the U.S. elections, we're making changes to make it harder for people to come across possible misinformation on Instagram," the company tweeted on Thursday night. "We're doing this to reduce the real-time spread of potentially harmful content that could pop up around the election."

Before disabling the feature, Instagram allowed users to click on hashtags, and they would be sent to a page that showed a collection of posts that have used that hashtag, divided into two tabs: Top and Recent. The Recent tab featured all fresh content labeled with that hashtag, allowing users to spam strangers more easily.

This move may not be surprising for some, as Instagram is owned by Facebook and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke about his concerns in regards to civil unrest surrounding the election. "I'm worried that with our nation so divided and election results potentially taking days or weeks to be finalized, there is a risk of civil unrest across the country," Zuckerberg said on Oct. 29 during a call to discuss Facebook's third-quarter earnings. "Given this, companies like ours need to go well beyond what we've done before."

But this isn't Zuckerberg's first move to try to prevent his social media platforms from having a negative impact in regards to the election. For more recent moves Instagram and Facebook have made or plan to in light of the upcoming election, read on. And for another big shift from a company you depend on, check out how much Netflix Just Secretly Raised Your Subscription Cost.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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