07/10/2020 Instagram.
POLICY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
LUKE VAN ZYL / UNSPLASH
(LUKE VAN ZYL / UNSPLASH /)

MADRID, 10 (Portaltic / EP)

The social network Instagram has announced this Friday that it will update its policies to prohibit publications and content that promote LGBT conversion therapy services, which promise to change their sexual orientation.

« We do not allow attacks against people based on sexual orientation or gender identity, » as Tara Hopkins, director of public policy for Instagram in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), has defended in a statement forwarded to Europa Press.

« We will update our policies to prohibit the promotion of conversion therapies, » Hopkins has announced. At the beginning of this year, the promotion of these supposed therapies had already been banned in advertisements, and now it also reaches organic publications.

Instagram has announced that it will not recommend content that promotes these treatments for LGBT people, nor testimonies of their efficacy or publications that defend it, except in the legislative context.

The social network owned by Facebook has taken measures to eliminate the content published by the @coreisuuestrusttv channel, which promoted this type of therapy. Instagram has confirmed that this content violated its policies.

« We are always reviewing our policies and will continue to consult with experts and people with personal experiences to inform us of our position, » Hopkins concluded.