Remove the "About This Account" feature on Instagram

Remove the "About This Account" feature on Instagram

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According to Instagram, "In the coming weeks, you will be able to see more information about accounts on Instagram that reach large audiences so you can evaluate the authenticity of the account."

This is such a harmful feature because it exposes everyone's personal information to an audience and can also be used against the user. Nobody is notified when they get this feature, nor is there a way to turn it off. Anyone is able to see your personal information regardless of whether or not you want them to.

This is especially harmful to trans people. I personally had past usernames with my deadname in it and they were released to the public for anyone to see, screenshot or share. Imagine not being ready to come out to your friends, family, or overall audience but Instagram does it for you without you even knowing it. This is extremely dangerous and unfair.

This doesn't just apply to trans people, though. Anyone can have their personal information leaked just by this feature. There have been several people panicking because their past alias' has had their full names in it. This can lead to large groups of people knowing your location, not to mention that this feature also tells your audience your country.

Instagram claims that this is a way to keep you from being impersonated and so people can know you better and verify that it's the real you, but this feature is doing far more harm than good. 

Is this what you want, Instagram? Mass panic and major privacy breach?

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