Social network Instagram since July 10, began to block content, which refers to conversion therapy, writes portal Dazed.
The company plans to update the list of rules against hate speech, operating throughout the world, including a ban to publications that promote this practice.
To introduce a new mechanism for monitoring such publications will take time, so forbidden posts will be deleted gradually.
Director of public strategy Tara Hopkins announced that the company will not allow to attack people from? for their sexual orientation or gender identity, in connection with which the policy will be updated to Instagram.
“We always review our policies and will continue to consult with experts and people with personal experience to inform our approach,” added Hopkins.
Reparative therapy involves treatment aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or repression of his gender identity, including with the use of lobotomy, chemical castration and therapy. Most scientists and physicians have a negative attitude to this method, and in some countries it was banned at the legislative level.
So, in December 2019, the German authorities banned the country reparative therapy to minors. As noted by the representative of the German government Steffen Seibert, the position of the German government lies in the fact that reparative therapy has no scientific basis and often leads to psychological trauma.