Instagram influencers will have to label retouched photos under new Norway law

by in BusinessCustomer Service on December 12, 2021

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Influencers and advertisers will have to state when an image they post of someone has been altered.

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Influencers and advertisers in Norway will soon have to , according to new regulations passed as last month, Vice reported Tuesday. Norway’s king will determine when american dad the bitchin race full episode ( new rule will go into effect. 

Any ads where someone’s shape, size or skin has been altered will have to include a label designed by the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs. That includes changes like slimmed waistlines, enlarged lips and exaggerated muscles. Influencers and cryptocurrency in india app celebrities who post images from which they “receive any payment or other benefit” will also be subject to the rule. That includes posts on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter. Violators are subject to fines and possibly imprisonment. 

The move comes amid mounting concerns over the mental health impact of sites like Instagram, where it can be hard to separate reality from altered images. Advocacy groups and [Redirect-301] lawmakers have long criticized Instagram and parent Facebook for  and fostering anxiety and depression, . A 2017 report by the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health found that  for young people’s mental health. Reports earlier this year revealed , stirring up more criticism from child health advocates who are concerned about . 

In response to criticism, Instagram started to test  posts get around the world in 2019, in an effort to around how “popular” their content is in comparison to others’. In May, both Facebook and Instagram said that they’d give all users the option to from the public and to choose whether they can see like counts on all posts in their feed.

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