Instagram and Threads will not recommend political posts

Instagram announced Friday it won’t recommend political content on its platform or on its Threads platform.

The app is following in the footsteps of its parent company, Meta, which has similarly responded to political posts across its other platform, Facebook. Meta claimed to have received feedback from users requesting to see less political content. It similarly will not recommend even the accounts of politicians to its users.

“If you decide to follow accounts that post political content, we don’t want to get between you and their posts, but we also don’t want to proactively recommend political content from accounts you don’t follow,” Instagram’s announcement read. “If political content – potentially related to things like laws, elections, or social topics – is posted by an account that is not eligible
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