Concerns prevailing over whether Instagram suppresses Black voices
In a blog post, Mosseri claimed while people have used Instagram to elevate Black people, many have also raised concerns over whether the platform suppresses Black voices and treats everyone equally.
"We're a platform that stands for elevating Black voices," he emphasized, but also acknowledged that there have been cases of Black users being harassed, afraid of being 'shadowbanned', and targeted with content takedowns.
In the segment of distribution, Instagram plans to review "how content is filtered on Explore and Hashtag pages to understand where there may be vulnerability to bias" and be more transparent around post-distribution and what content might not be promoted on the platform.
Finally, it will also take a look at whether its system algorithms are biased against a particular group in any way.
Mosseri noted that this work will take months but they will continue to provide updates on what has been identified and addressed. Plus, he clarified that these efforts will also be directed towards removing inequalities against other underrepresented groups using Instagram, as well.