With one billion users, Instagram is one of the most popular social media apps in the world, even Instagram’s No Nudity Policy, restricting nearly all nudity. Yet somehow, porn is thriving on Instagram.
There were more than 150 million Instagram users in India in June 2021, accounted for 12.7% of its entire population. The majority of them were men – 73.2%
In the stats, 52.9% consist youths from age group 13-24 you know where it’s going, Right!
But users find ways
While Instagram’s No Nudity policy doesn’t allow pornographic content there’s a trick to this business. Only the image of the face of the girl is posted on Instagram and interested users are told to DM (direct message).
Then the phone number is exchanged and after the payment is made online, the seller sends the bulk of photos on WhatsApp or Telegram.
Of course, content like this can be reported and Instagram does remove profiles providing “online fun” but it is just not enough as all it takes is a new email ID to join back Instagram and continue with the business.
What is “online fun”?
With keywords like “online fun”, “paid fun”, “paid girls”, “online service”, “Paytm fun”, “service girl” and more, the search results will give you an idea about what “fun” means.
to the people who actually search for all to this on social media should remember there are “uncles” posing as girls to cheat money
Selling ‘spycam’ pictures
The entire spectrum of online fun also includes selling photos obtained from spy cams secretly put in public toilets, hotel rooms, changing rooms and other private places.
This is the part where “online fun” is no longer funny. To make money, people are using platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp,
Diving deeper into the bigger issue
Without directly acknowledging the extent of the explicit content on the site, Instagram briefly recognizes that, like all of the social media, inappropriate content is a concern and dives no deeper.
Their website contains safety and privacy tips, including long guidelines for parents about how to help their kids navigate Instagram.
In their “Parents Guide to Instagram,” pornography or isn’t mentioned once, and when the option of reporting inappropriate material comes up, it is typically in regards to harassment and cyberbullying.
Because Instagram is so popular among youth and our generation, easy access to explicit pornographic content should be a public concern.
It’s no secret that porn consumption can shape an individual’s sexual tastes and desires, often to more violent and extreme preferences, and literally changes the brain of the consumer.
The ramifications of pornography exposure and consumption at such young ages might contribute to future generations having homogenized and often dangerous sexual tastes and preferences, as well as a perpetuation of negative gender stereotypes and toxic masculinity.
Technology is at the pace, the time we click a button a lot is going in this internet world popular social media apps in the like Instagram, Facebook and Youtube, of course) Its sleek, visual formatting attracts kids, teenagers, and adults alike, and it’s advertised as a family-friendly social media platform
Doesn’t seem a Family-friendly social media platform anymore and not so “No Nudity Policy”