Here’s why kids won’t see ads for detox teas and lip injections on Instagram and Facebook anymore

Nicole Lyn Pesce
Here’s why kids won’t see ads for detox teas and lip injections on Instagram and Facebook anymore

Instagram is cracking down on what influences its youngest users. The Facebook-owned (FB)site’s advertising policies have never officially allowed for sponsored posts to push certain weight loss products and cosmetic procedures — but that hasn’t stopped A-listers like the Jenners and the Kardashians from sharing #ad posts of diet teas and appetite-suppressing lollipops. “If a post promotes the use of certain weight loss products or cosmetic procedures, and has an incentive to buy or includes a price, we will restrict people we know to be under 18 from seeing that post,” according to the Instagram (and Facebook) policy shared with MarketWatch.