In the latest interview conducted with Adam Mosseri, a lot of minuscule details were brought to the attention of people. As portrayed by Adam, platforms like Instagram, Facebook as well as Twitter work to maintain two things in general. Number one, Privacy of the userbase, and number two, moderation of the content circulating these platforms. Mosseri revealed how being the Head of a platform as big as Instagram, where communities frequently get the urge to be vocal about their opinions pertinent to Government affairs, puts immense pressure on their entire working team to keep an eye out for misleading information, hate speech, and violence from different groups of people all around the world.
When asked about the banning of Trump and how he views this, Mosseri said that democracy is a huge deal for social platforms like us who support free speech. Since Instagram policies also include a no-violence policy, Mosseri said that their team did its best to keep out of frenzy and protect its power to stand out and be a beacon of light for people who are continuously being dragged down for their free speech. However, this platform also refuses anyone who is a part of extreme violence to use this platform to voice their thoughts on the ongoing situation.
Mosseri also emphasizes the safety of people’s privacy and how Facebook and Instagram are working round the clock to erode any chances of risk tethered with the updated policies of such vast platforms. Being home to various communities, Mosseri feels responsible for hearing their thoughts but under strict limitations. While Facebook inspires Instagram to work more in the area of people’s Privacy, Tiktok makes sure to remind Instagram about the flexibility in its editing features. He also revealed that unlike Whatsapp, Instagram has only joined hands with Facebook to ensure a no-violence policy for the business accounts by tracking their activities and messages. Personal accounts of the userbase are safe and sound and totally away from any scrutiny. Lastly, Mosseri states that the idea of using algorithms for optimization without being responsible for it is not a smart move, especially for such public platforms.