Instagram will now down-rank content that has been deemed inaccurate by fact-checkers. This was done in an effort to make sure accurate information is being presented on the platform due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The platform initially began to utilize fact checkers last year, however now more than ever it is important to have them on the platform.
On top of Instagram taking measures to down-rank content, that is inaccurate, the platform will also hide accounts that repeatedly rely on Coronavirus themes. These kinds of accounts will no longer be shown in the recommended section of the app. The platform also previously took steps to highlight information form the World Health Organization to better inform users on the platform.
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