During his testimony in the US Senate on the impact of Instagram addiction on young people, CEO Adam Mosseri was asked if he thought users should be able to access the app without “manipulating algorithms”.
The CEO responded that the company is developing an option for users to return to get a feed in chronological order. “We believe in more transparency and accountability and we believe in more control. This is why we are working on a version of the timeline that we hope to launch next year.
Remember that in 2016 the order of posts in Instagram feeds is no longer chronological. Since then, the posts that have appeared have been chosen by an artificial intelligence algorithm that adapts to the behavior and tastes of each user, which ends up encouraging addiction.
The Senate hearing followed the convictions of Francis Hogan in Washington Post, a former employee of the parent company of Instagram and WhatsApp, Facebook – now known as Meta.
Haugen has revealed internal documents showing that Facebook knows its platform is being used to spread fake news and Instagram’s gruesome impact on young people, especially girls’ self-esteem, and is doing nothing to combat these problems.
In anticipation of this hearing, Instagram released a statement signed by Adam Mosseri stating that it is “working to keep young people safe in the app.” Among other measures, the social network’s leader stated that “parents and teachers will be able to see how much time their children spend on Instagram and set usage limits.” This year, due to WP news, Meta announced that it will be suspending the creation of Instagram for children only.
Pressed for more details about the company’s plans on this front, Mosseri noted that Instagram has been testing different ways for a few years to give users more control over their experience. One idea that was publicly tested was called “Favorites,” which allowed users to choose a subset of people they wanted to see their account at the top of their feed. Another idea the company has been working on is a chronological version of Instagram, Mosseri said.
“I wish I had a specific month to tell you about now, but right now we’re targeting the first quarter of next year,” Mosseri noted, when the time option will be presented to the public.
Instagram switch To an arithmetic summary in 2016 It was a decision that was fraught with controversy. Although filtered feeds became the norm across social media at the time, as they improved engagement metrics, many users were unhappy with the changes. Instagram has gone so far as to agree to add more recent posts to its account feed Because of the user’s reaction In subsequent years after the release of the new compendium.
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