Instagram's self-harm curbs: Getting a glimpse into the horror

The Facebook-owned picture sharing platform's ban on "graphic" content was announced following a meeting on Thursday between its global chief Adam Mosseri and UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

~ News 24

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