Allow Instagram users to block diet and weight loss ads on their feed.

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Social media is a powerful tool.  On Instagram you can find pretty much any content you wish to find.  Unfortunately there are many things on the social media platform that you cannot control.  It is well known that the Instagram algorithm controls what we see on our feed.  It also controls the types of advertisements we see.  

Instagram knows they have a problem on their hands.  In 2019 they blocked users under 18 from seeing ads about about certain diet products and cosmetic procedures.  Instagram has also allowed users to block certain categories of advertisements such as alcohol and politics.  We think that diet and weight loss need to be added to the list.

According to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, over 10,000 people die from eating disorders every year.  Making it the deadliest mental heath illness in the nation.  Eating disorders also disproportionately affect BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities either in greater numbers or by not receiving adequate treatment.

The ability to block all diet and weight loss ads will greatly help people recovering from disordered eating. Please sign and share this petition to let Instagram know we no longer want to see there ads.