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As the 2024 U.S. election nears, social media platforms are trying to avoid repeating their past mistakes: egregious missteps that helped spread misinformation and disinformation and fueled political ire and divide.
"These recommendations updates apply to public accounts and in places where we recommend content such as Explore, Reels, In-Feed Recommendations and Suggested Users - it doesn't change how we show people content from accounts they choose to follow," the social media giant wrote in a blog post.
Instagram and Threads announced that they will no longer proactively recommend political content from accounts users don't follow. However, users can still follow accounts that post political content and manage their preferences for seeing political content in future updates.
"Our goal is to preserve the ability for people to choose to interact with political content, while respecting each person's appetite for it," said Instagram Head Adam Mosseri.