Instagram will hide followers of private accounts in Russia and Ukraine, demotes post from Russian state-owned media
Meta, Instagram’s parent company, announced that Instagram will start hiding information about private accounts based in Russia and Ukraine to reduce the spread of misinformation. This will include information about people’s followers, who they are following, and people who are following each other.
Instagram will also start labelling content from Russian state-owned media and making it harder to find by placing it lower in the Stories tray. Instagram will also warn users before they reshare content from Russian state-owned media accounts in their stories. If users reshare the content, Instagram will place it lower in the Stories tray.