Warnings about sensitive content on Instagram don’t deter people from viewing images and social media companies need to do more, researchers say.
Social media content warnings not enough, study finds
The cat will always find a way to indulge its curiosity, it seems.
Four out of five people scrolling Instagram will view sensitive content despite a warning screen, researchers at Flinders University have found.
“Social media companies say they are providing opportunities for people not to look but they are looking,” said Melanie Takarangi, one of the professors who conducted the study.
“My concern is that trigger warnings and social content screens look like a protective feature but might not be going far enough,” she said.