Instagram has updated it’s T&C’s and hopes to clarify what is and is t alles on their site, this includes a ban on nudity.
“We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature,” the updated guidelines said. “But for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram.”
“Specifically, that includes photos, videos, and some digitally created content showing sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully nude buttocks.”
“Some photos” of female nipples—like post-mastectomy scarring and women breastfeeding—are allowed, as is nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures.
“We want Instagram to continue to be an authentic and safe place for inspiration and expression,”
Instagram “may remove images that show nude or partially nude children.”
If you’re offended by Instagram content, tap the three-dot button below an image to “Report Inappropriate.”
The move may come as welcome news to some but not to other after celebrities like Miley Cyrus joined the so-called “Free the Nipple” campaign, which protests what supporters call a double standard on Instagram regarding nudity: shirtless men are allowed, but shirtless women are not.
Another update, meanwhile, also stressed that it “does not allow threats of harm to public or personal health, or encouraging violence based on someone’s race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, or gender.”
Instagram will also take action against the support of self-harm, and keep a watchful eye on graphic violence even when posted in the context of newsworthy events.