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Instagram: Self-harm

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL721, tabled on 22 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Instagram about reports that its algorithms cause people with mental illnesses to self-harm.

Answered on

13 February 2020

Ministers and officials have regular meetings with social media platforms such as Instagram on a range of issues, including the use of algorithms to target specific groups. Details of Ministerial meetings are published quarterly on the GOV.UK website.