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Facebook, Instagram to restrict sexual content for users below 18

Facebook and Instagram have announced that they will bring some changes in the policy by the start of 2020. Under this policy, the suggestive sexual advertisements and images for users below 18 years will be hidden.

As part of the policy change, the social networking giant will bar several types of sexually explicit content for users around the world.

Teenagers would be banned from seeing sexualised adverts, fictional depictions of sex and artistic portrayals of nudity or sexual acts, sources said.

Although, the restrictions will solely depend on teenagers who register their right ages, and it is also noted that the underage users will lie and view inappropriate content.

The social networking giant reportedly consulted 25 experts, including LGBT, diversity and free speech activists as well child-safety campaigners, before considering the change.

But with more than 60,000 UK Facebook users under the age of 12 when the age restriction is 13, it could prove fruitless, the Daily Mail report added.

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