This is partly related to the English Molly Russell, who committed suicide at the age of 14 in November 2017, after having consulted a lot of content related to self-mutilation and suicide on Instagram. My father was largely mobilized to move the lines until the CEO of Instagram announced on his blog a policy change.
Instagram wants to improve its image
On the social network, photos of mutilation were already banned since February. From now on, the figurative contents are also prohibited: drawings, films, BD. The company tries to promote the mental health and well-being of its users. Thus, Instagram has also removed the filter “cosmetic surgery” that develops complexes among its users. It is the 18-34 year olds who have the most recourse to cosmetic surgery, especially because of this type of filter.